Claiming A Medicare Rebate
From the Department of Health:
The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of clients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including clients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM items are designed for clients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
For more information on CDM and Medicare see: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement
“I have been suffering a lung condition for years and nothing seemed to allow me to get back to playing with the grandkids on the floor. I now have an exercise routine that has made me fitter, stronger and all healthier.”
Gladys – Narangba, Brisbane
“I have been seeing Mitch for a while now for diabetes and I actually really look forward to the consultations. He keeps me on the right track.”
Janeece – Rothwell, Brisbane
“I have been suffering in my back for years from labor work as a bricky, even though I am not doing that work anymore. I now have a set routine of exercises and my back is seizing up far less than it used to. This wasn’t my first option to help with pain but i wish it had of been.”
John – Kallangur, Brisbane
“I went and saw Mitch after a motorcycle accident after a physiotherapist recommended him and found the treatment plan really helped me recover a lot quicker than I otherwise would have.”
Tony – Deception Bay
“Mitch was fantastic at helping me gain more flexibility and strength in my joints after a knee surgery, very easy to talk to and the follow up care was very good.”
Ellen – Burpengary, Brisbane