CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
(Previously called Enhanced Primary Care)
Rebates under this plan are available for both Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology services, as long as the child is present. Note that it only covers a portion of the therapy cost.
Refer to the Department of Health and Ageing’s website for details of rebate amounts. Click Here
This plan is available for those with a chronic condition, which is a medical condition that is ongoing for at least six months. The client must need at least two Allied Health professionals to be eligible for this plan. Children with learning difficulties and motor or developmental delays are often eligible here if they meet the criteria. Medicare rebates are for up to five (5) eligible sessions per calendar year. The sessions can be made up of five of one type of service (e.g. OT) or a combination of different types of service (eg. 1 dietician, 1 speech pathology and 3 OT sessions).
Who can refer?
Referrals can only be made by a GP.
Your therapist will report back to the referring doctor after the initial session, and after the final session.
Refer to the Department of Health and Ageing’s website. Click Here