What is Chronic Disease Management Plan or an Enhanced Primary Care Plan?

Chronic Disease Management Plans were previously known as Enhanced Primary Care Plans.

Medicare rebates for certain allied health services are available for patients with chronic conditions and complex care needs on referral from their GP. A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer.

A Medicare rebate is available for a maximum of five (5) allied health services per patient each calendar year. A referral is valid for the stated number of services. If all services are not used during the calendar year in which the patient was referred, the unused services can be used in the next calendar year. However, those services will be counted as part of the five rebates for allied health services available to the patient during that calendar year.

Eligible allied health workers include; Physiotherapists and  Podiatrists, who are available at Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.

For more information please use the attached link: http://www.health.gov.au/epc