What is a CDM plan?

This is a Medicare program where eligible participants (see below for details) are able to get a rebate ($54.60 in the 2020/21 financial year) for up to 5 sessions in a calendar year.

Am I eligible for Medicare rebates?

If you have a chronic medical condition, your GP may refer you for Osteopathy, Chiropractic or Dietetics services under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (“CDM”) program (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care or EPC).

What is a chronic medical condition?

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis and conditions that affect the spine such as long term or severe back and neck pain.

Am I eligible for a referral?

Speak to your GP, who will determine whether a CDM plan is appropriate for you and can refer you for a maximum of five allied health services per calendar year.  An example of the form your GP will give you is below.

How much is the rebate?

The consultation fee is payable as normal and the Medicare rebate of $54.60 can be processed into your account on the spot. All you need to do is bring your Medicare card and your EFTPOS (Cheque or Savings) card with you.

How do I make an appointment once I have a referral?

Once you have have received your GP referral, call us on 9570 1552 or click the link below and select a Medicare CDM appointment.  Please let us know your GP’s details at the time of booking (by phone or in the online booking notes), so we can make sure we receive the referral prior to your appointment.

 

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