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Chronic Disease Management

Under the Chronic Disease Management initiative, adults and children with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs, can receive Medicare rebates for:

  • up to 5 allied health treatment sessions, including psychology services per calendar year.

The condition must have been present for six months or more, and includes conditions such as:

  • asthma
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • musculoskeletal conditions

Program requirements:

  • clients must be referred by their GP on a Chronic Disease Management plan (CDM)
  • psychology services must be provided in conjunction with at least one other allied health service, under the CDM.

Clients with chronic illness often have concurrent mental illnesses and may qualify for both a CDM and a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) (see mental illness).  More sessions and a higher Medicare rebate are provided for under a MHTP than a CDM. Speak to your GP if you are also experiencing mental health concerns associated with your chronic disease.

For more information see the government’s Chronic Disease Management initiative (formerly the Enhanced Primary Care initiative).

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*(GP item no’s: plan [721] or review [725]. Team care arrangements [723] or review [727]).

 

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