Chronic Disease Management Plans

Chronic Disease Management Plans

These plans enable patients with chronic or complex medical conditions to have improved access to Allied Health Professionals such as Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians and Occupational Therapists

  • Eligible patients who have a Chronic Disease Management Plan are entitled to 5 consultations with nominated Allied Health Professionals
  • Each of the 5 visits will be subsidised $55.10 by Medicare
  • The subsidised visits to the Allied Health Professionals can used within the calendar year of the referral, as well as the following calendar year
  • Maximum 5 subsidised visits in any calendar year

At your request, your GP can forward your details to our nursing team

  • The nurse will review your medical history and assess your eligibility for a plan as per Medicare guidelines
  • Patients are then called regarding this eligibility assessment
  • Eligible patients can book an appointment with the nurse to formulate the plan and prepare an Allied Health Referral
  • Creating a plan involves a review of your health, taking measurements such as blood pressure and weight, and corresponding with other health professionals involved in your care
  • Appointments with the nurse typically take 30 minutes and are bulk-billed
  • These appointments may also occur via Telehealth
  • At the end of this appointment you will will receive the Allied Heath referral, though in some cases when your doctor is not immediately contactable by the nurse it may take several days
  • Patients with a Chronic Disease Management Plan may be later contacted by our nursing team for a review of their plan
  • Patients are also eligible for a new plan every 12 months, which enables a fresh referral for 5 subsidised Allied Health consultations (maximum 5 per calendar year)

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