The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients 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. Whether a patient is eligible for CDM services is a clinical judgement for the GP, taking into account the patient’s medical condition and care needs.
Patients being managed by their GP under a GP Management Plan (item 721) and Team Care Arrangements (item 723) are eligible for Medicare rebates for physiotherapy on referral from their GP. You can receive up to five sessions per calendar year.
There is more information about EPC referrals HERE. The referral form is HERE.
We DO NOT bulk bill for this service. You can claim the Medicare rebate by swiping your Medicare card after you have paid the consultation fee for the session. The Medicare rebate (currently $54.60) can be refunded on-the-spot into a cheque or savings account, by swiping a debit card (not a credit card).