Medicare Rebates

medicare payments

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) – Formerly Known as Enhanced Primary Care

These Medicare items are for GPs to manage the health care of patients with chronic conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.

Eligible patients can claim a maximum of five (5) allied health services per calendar year. Speak with your GP if you feel you may be eligible for a team care plan.

Medicare Items for Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Medicare rebates are available for:

  • Paediatricians and psychiatrists to diagnose and develop a treatment and management plan for a child aged under 13 years on referral from a general practitioner (GP);
  • Allied Health professionals (including speech pathologists) to provide assessment services to collaborate with the paediatrician or psychiatrist on the diagnosis and development of the treatment and management plan (up to 4 services in total per child); and
  • Allied Health professionals (including speech pathologists) to provide early intervention treatment services following diagnosis (up to 20 services in total per child).

Medicare Services Provided Under the Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative

Medicare rebates are available for services provided by a specialist, consultant physician, general practitioner or eligible allied health professional for children under 13 years of age with an eligible disability as follows:

  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Fragile X syndrome, or
  • A moderate or greater vision or hearing impairment, including deafness or blindness.

From 1 January 2013, children who have been diagnosed with Prader Willi, Williams, Angelman, Kabuki, Smith-Magenis, CHARGE, Cornelia de Lange or Cri du Chat syndromes or microcephaly will also be eligible for Better Start.

A child is eligible to access the disability initiative if he/she has a treatment and management plan provided by a specialist, consultant physician or general practitioner before the child’s 13th birthday.

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