Reconstructive Surgery Funding

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Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is classified as improving bodily function and performed only on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease amongst other health issues and concerns. These are scaled on a reconstructive ladder by Surgeons to describe the complex management of wounds. While there are some variations in the ladder, it largely remains as:

Rung 1: Healing by Secondary Intention
Rung 2: Primary Closure
Rung 3: Delayed Primary Closure
Rung 4: Split Thickness Graft
Rung 5: Full Thickness Skin Graft
Rung 6: Tissue Expansion
Rung 7: Random Flap
Rung 8: Axial Flap
Rung 9: Free Flap

All Reconstructive Surgeries eligible for ERS Funding are on the advice of Specialist Plastic Surgeons trained under the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons. Claims are considered eligible if they fall under the category of extreme pain and anguish associated with patient health conditions. These conditions will be causing undue harm to patients resulting in the increased mental and physical pain and suffering. Untreated conditions can lead to worsened effects on patient livelihood.

Early Release of Super Through Department of Human Services

SuperCare aims to help patients overcome their mental and physical anguish associated with their conditions by facilitating access to the Early Release of Super Scheme via the Department of Human Services. Some of these conditions include:

- Maxillofacial
- Cancer including Mastectomy
- Otorhinolaryngology concerning cancers and benign tumours of the head and neck
- Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy or Lumpectomy
- Apron Effect (circumferential excess) associated with inflammation and infection
- Sagging and pulling of skin post bariatric surgery
- Trauma as a result of accidents or injury
- Scarring caused by severe burns, accidents or injury

To find out if your condition is eligible under the ERS Scheme, please complete our online enquiry form or call 1300 665 440

How Can SuperCare Help?

SuperCare's specialised service assists individuals and family members with Applications for the Government's Early Release of Superannuation for medically required Plastic Surgery to reduce mental and physical pain and suffering associated with a number of medical issues.
SuperCare works in conjunction with many of Australia’s top Specialist Plastic Surgeons to ensure you have access to the best medical professionals available.
For more information on the regulations and practices surrounding Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery please check our FAQ page.

Disclaimer: All information is in accordance with information from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. SuperCare aims to be as transparent as possible when it comes to the education and accreditation of our associated surgeons.

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HOW SUPERCARE WORKS

SuperCare’s unique and innovative service provides specialist assistance to individuals and their families in times of need. We do this by facilitating your application to the Department of Human Services, who can approve the release of funds from your personal superannuation fund. Once you receive the approval letter, you can take it to your own super fund to obtain release of the funds.

SuperCare is the first and only company in Australia to provide this valuable service. We operate under strict regulations which ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

SuperCare’s role is to facilitate the application process by providing the following services:

We educate you so that you understand the complexities of the legislation and how the Early Release Superannuation Program (ERS) works.
Our trained professional consultants provide support and guidance in completing the application and dealing with the Department of Human Services (DHS), who administer the ERS program.
SuperCare consultants also provide support and guidance in dealing with your service provider.