The Universal Medicine cult’s Esoteric Practitioners Association Code of Ethics and Conduct states that none of the Esoteric modalities are registered for a Medicare or private health insurance benefit. We can safely say they never will be, yet patients have told us they’ve received piss-take Esoteric treatments and had the receipts written up as claimable services – an Esoteric practice known in the real world as insurance fraud. We’d like to know what the EPA plans to do about it, or will errant practitioners be subject to internal disciplinary proceedings typical of the cult – with zero public accountability.
The Private Healthcare Australia website, describes health insurance fraud as follows:
By a healthcare provider or health fund member providing misleading or false information, or withholding information to gain a financial advantage for themselves or another person.
Examples of potential fraud against Private Health Insurance:
- Charging for treatment/s that have not been provided
- Creating false documents
- Altering accounts to increase financial benefits
- Claiming for additional services without the healthcare providers’, health fund members’ knowledge
Abusive quackery is not eligible for insurance rebates
Note: Currently no EPA accredited modalities are registered for a Medicare or private health insurance benefit. EPA Code of Ethics and Conduct p.19
They never have been, and to be clear, Esoteric modalities are only ‘accredited’ by the cult’s ‘accrediting body’, which is not a registered training organization. But let’s take physiotherapist, Kate Greenaway, the inventor, with Serge Benhayon, of Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy. For more than 10 years she’s been practicing Esoteric modalities – bullshit treatments that do little, if anything, for symptoms. For example, clinging to a patient’s toes for temporo-mandibular (jawbone) joint syndrome , or reading the mythical craniosacral pulse as a bogus diagnostic technique. It’d be interesting to know if Kate Greenaway has practiced anything resembling legitimate physiotherapy in that time. Yet, she’s treated patients on Medicare plans, at tax payers expense, using Esoteric modalities the EPA itself says are not registered. She’s also written up treatments to claim from private health funds. So what is the Medicare item number for Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy, Kate?
Similarly, we know acupuncturists practicing Esoteric Chakra-Puncture write it up as acupuncture, and the cult psychologists, specializing in Serge’s Esoteric psychology, also known as spherical mind-fuck, write it off on Medicare plans or private health. Greenaway and some of the same practitioners not only have positions within the EPA hierarchy, overseeing the various modalities, but also belong to legitimate professional associations and are registered with the national regulator, AHPRA, and have no excuse for not knowing better.
From the Esoteric Practitioners Association Crackpot Code of Ethics and Conduct:
3. Medicare and Private Health Insurance cover
Where a practitioner is accredited for any EPA modalities and modalities for which they are
registered with Medicare and/or a private health insurer, the following applies:
a) A receipt for a Medicare and/or private health insurance (“PHI”) benefit may only be issued
for a session, or that part of a session, where that registered modality was the only modality
performed. Under no circumstance may a receipt be issued for a modality that is registered
with Medicare or a private health insurer, where the practitioner performed another modality
that is not registered.
b) It is the individual practitioner’s responsibility to ensure that a receipt for purposes of
claiming the relevant Medicare / PHI benefit is only provided where the registered modality
was the only treatment in the session and the practitioner has noted this in the client
record which is kept on file.
c) Where a session includes treatment in one or more EPA modalities and a modality for
which the practitioner is registered with Medicare and/or a private health insurer, then the
practitioner is required to provide two separate receipts, noting accurately the time spent
on each modality. p.19
Seeing the Code of Ethics also has a section on disciplinary action and informed consent, what action is the EPA going to take on Kate Greenaway and the other allied health and registered practitioners on these breaches?
Coming clean to patients
a) The EPA requires that all members without regard to grade, status or position held, should at all times maintain the highest level of conscious and loving service and professional conduct. p.5
c) A member shall always act with due regard to the laws, customs and practices of the country in which he or she works without impost. p.6
b) Informed consent means consent to the treatment given by the client (or their parent or guardian) who has been supplied with all the necessary relevant information about the treatment. p.8
So, now that it’s clearly set out in the code of conduct for members of the public to see, and Esoteric practitioners maintain the ‘highest standards of conduct of any practitioner association in the world’, we trust they’ll inform their patients that Esoteric modalities are not covered by Medicare or private health funds, and that if the patient prefers Esoteric healing over having their symptoms attended to with legitimate therapies, they’ll have to pay out of their own pocket and their self-loving practitioner won’t be making out a receipt allowing them to falsely claim from their insurer, otherwise said practitioner could be prosecuted for fraud.
So when Kate Greenaway and Danielle Pirera perform Esoteric bodywork, or when cult psychologists, Brendan Mooney, Marianna Masiorski and Caroline Raphael practice Esoteric Psychology – regurgitating mind bending Sergisms to vulnerable clients, they will inform their patients with the relevant information that these modalities and approaches have been invented by their unqualified ex bankrupt messiah, and the patients won’t be able to claim from their health funds or Medicare.
Shouldn’t be a problem. Therapy of the ‘utmost integrity’ is worth paying for, isn’t it?
Universal Medicine associated naturopaths and registered acupuncturists can also be relied upon to tell their patients that Esoteric modalities including Chakra-Puncture aren’t covered, and that if the patients want those, they’ll have to pay in full, rather than having it written up as acupuncture or naturopathy. Isn’t that right, Jenny Ellis, Steffen Messerschmidt, Sara Harris, Sue Kira, Gemma Rubina, Nina Stabey and Darren Walsh?
Neil Ringe insisted Chakra-Puncture is not acupuncture after all, and acupuncture can’t treat ‘who we truly are’, so seeing you’re required to comply with the code, copyright Serge Benhayon 2009, we can be assured you are acting with utmost integrity and transparency, honestly informing your patients and writing your receipts accordingly?
And being audited is nothing to worry about. I’ve been audited by insurers. It’s not a problem if you’ve been doing the right thing.
For patients reading this, if you received bullshit ineffective Esoteric healing modalities from these people that either did nothing for your symptoms or made your health worse, and wasted your time, money and dignity, and had them written up as claimable modalities or Medicare item numbers, don’t bother reporting the practitioner to the bogus, money for nothing EPA. Please report them to your health fund, or if you were on a Medicare plan, report them to Medicare. Reports to either can be done anonymously, but it’s more effective to provide details of the dates of treatment, all of which are stored on the Medicare or health fund databases.
From the Department of Human Services Fraud Reporting page:
Medicare fraud includes, but is not limited to:
- making Medicare claims for services that were not provided
- using someone else’s Medicare card
- using an invalid concession card
- forging prescriptions for PBS medicines
- making PBS claims for medicines that were not provided
- swapping PBS prescription medicines for other pharmacy items or goods
- taking or sending PBS medicine overseas that is not for your personal use or the personal use of someone travelling with you
To report suspected fraud, call 131 524 or fill out the form Reporting suspected fraud (1980).
Esoteric Disciplinary Action – accountable to whom?
Again from the EPA Crackpot Code:
However, if you feel a colleague’s conduct, health or professional performance poses a threat to clients, you have a number of responsibilities. First, you should find out the facts, then you should, in confidence inform the Chairperson of the Practitioners Committee. p.12
I reported Serge’s sleazy ovarian reading to now EPA Chairman and energetic assessor, Neil Ringe, back in 2005. At no point did he express doubt Serge had done it. He even agreed it was seriously transgressive behaviour, yet he dismissed it, telling me not to overlook the good by focusing on the bad. I was suitably disgusted.
If it is deemed by the Practitioners Committee that there is a case to hear, then it will recommend to the Board that a Disciplinary Committee be formed to make recommendations and decisions concerning the member. p.21
And the recommendation would be what? Make sure you bully the patient enough so they don’t make anymore complaints, or learn how to cover up your breaches better?
What is the disciplinary committee doing about Serge’s numerous code breaches apart from trying to bully and silence me? What are they doing about their own breaches and fraudulent activities?
The Esoteric Practitioners Association was never set up in the interest of patients as an accountability mechanism, but as another means for the upper rungs of the Universal Medicine abuse pyramid scheme to leech money out of students. A corrupt organization with zero public transparency cannot be relied upon to enforce their own code of conduct, particularly when its hierarchy are the worst offenders.
For Universal Medicine’s victims, don’t waste time making complaints to the EPA. For breaches of the NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Practitioners, report offenders to the HCCC. For breaches of the Codes for Registered Practitioners, report them to AHPRA, and for private health insurance or Medicare fraud please use the contacts listed above.
If you’re like us and fed up with the relentless harms of the Universal Medicine Cult – the molesting, rorting and rip offs, and their gutless attempts to shut down our exposé, please report them. It’s a crucial step in having this travesty stopped.