Chronic Disease Management Plan In Perth
Medicare provides benefits for specified items for allied health services as part of the Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) program. Under the Chronic Disease Management program each client may have up to 5 sessions of physiotherapy services each calendar year.
During the 5 sessions we will help you to improve your current function, reduce pain and improve your quality of life. However, your condition may be chronic and you may require more than 5 treatments per year. If this sounds like your situation you can choose to continue to self fund your treatments on a regular basis to minimize your pain and improve your overall well-being.
The Chronic Disease Management plan is provided to patients who have a chronic and complex condition. Your condition will be managed by your GP.
If you have any x-rays or scans it would be helpful to us to bring them along with you on your first visit.
At Happy Physio we can claim your Medicare benefit back for you on the spot through the Medicare/Eftpos/Hicaps system if you have accounts linked through the Medicare system. Or alternatively you must pay up front and present the relevant paperwork to Medicare for claiming of the Physiotherapy services.
Remember without the appropriate paperwork prepared by your GP, you will not be able to claim physiotherapy services from Medicare. Talk to your GP first before making an appointment.