During a consultation with one of our doctors, it may be discussed that you or your family member, may be eligible for a GP Management Plan (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangement (TCA).
These plans enable patients with chronic or complex medical conditions to have improved access to Allied Health Professionals such as Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, Dieticians and Occupational Therapists.
By having a GPMP and TCA, patients are eligible for a referral to an Allied Health Professional. These referrals entitle patients to 5 consultations with nominated Allied Health Professionals. Each of the 5 visits will be subsidised by Medicare (there may be some gap fees by some providers – please check yourself). The subsidised visits to the Allied Health Professionals can be used within the calendar year of the referral, as well as the following calendar year. There are a maximum 5 subsidised visits in any calendar year.
On your request, your doctor will forward your details to a member of our nursing team. The nurse will then review your medical history and assess your eligibility as per Medicare guidelines. Patients are then called regarding this eligibility assessment.