What is a CDM Plan for Physiotherapy, What are the requirements to access Physiotherapy under the Medicare Scheme? Here are your answers!
With a GP referral a patient can claim a Medicare rebate on physiotherapy by fulfilling the requirements below.
- A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer.
- It includes, but is not limited to, conditions such as asthma, chronic lower back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes, Chronic Pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.
- A Medicare rebate is available for a maximum of five (5) services per patient each calendar year.
- Patients must have a GP Management Plan prepared by their GP (A GP referral on initial consultation). This will last 2 calendar years as long as ongoing services are required.
So being the beginning of the calendar year, if you are a current patient under a CDM and ongoing physiotherapy is required under your referral you can access the Medicare rebate. If you are a new patient, a GP referral will give you up to 5 visits for 2014.
Private health patients may also access the rebate, however this is separate to the private health rebate and cannot be used together.
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