Allied Health Care Plans
Our Health Centre offers GP Management Plans (Care Plans) for patients who are eligible.
- A person who has a chronic or terminal medical condition (with or without multidisciplinary care needs) can have a GP Management Plan (GPMP) service.
- A person with a chronic or terminal medical condition and complex care needs, requiring care from a multidisciplinary team, can have a GPMP and Team Care Arrangements (TCAs).
- 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.
Patients who have both a GPMP (item 721) and TCAs (item 723) may be eligible for the individual allied health services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
Eligible patients can claim a maximum of five allied health services in the period 1 January to 31 December (generally referred to as ‘calendar year’).
Patients need to be referred by their GP for services recommended in their care plan, using the referral form issued by the Department or a form that contains all the components of the Department’s form. Please note that GPs’ CDM allied health referrals may be issued at any time of the year, and remain open until the number of services the GP has specified on the referral form have been used. Any unused services at 31 December can continue to be used, but will be subject to the maximum limit of five Medicare-rebateable CDM allied health services available in any calendar year period (i.e. 1 January – 31 December).