medicare chronic disease management

Medicare - Chronic Disease Management (CDM) - Osteopathy

We are more then happy to work with clients who have been referred to our clinic from their GP, under the Chronic Disease Management plans (Medicare). This Medicare subsidised system is designed for you to have up to 5 visits per year, usually to manage ongoing pain or a chronic condition that you’ve had for longer than 3 months. Generally when referred to us for Osteopathic treatment, the program works as follows:

First, make an appointment with your GP. Your doctor will determine through examination if you meet the criteria for the Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM). Please note – this was formerly known as an EPC Program (Enhanced Primary Care). These appointments are refreshed every 12 months, and can generally be divided between different allied health practitioners such as Osteopath, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist and so on. Your GP will then send us through your CDM plan (this step is crucial).

After you have been referred to an Osteopath – You can make an appointment with us here at our Gold Coast clinic. You will then be able to make use of subsidised Osteopathic treatment for the duration of your allocated sessions.

The full cost of the treatment will be charged to your debit card, and immediately after that the Medicare rebate of $54.60 will be refunded to you back onto your debit card.

If you have any questions, or you are in discussions with your GP whether Osteopathy would be right for managing your ongoing chronic conditions please feel free to contact our friendly team – we’re always here to help!