Chronic Disease Management

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Professional GP Care Plans

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.

Eligible Patients

Eligible patients will then book an appointment with the nurse to formulate the GPMP and TCA and prepare the Allied Health Referral. This process involves a review of your health, taking measurements such as blood pressure and weight, and corresponding directly with other health professionals involved in your care. The time duration it takes is typically 30 minutes. After this visit you will receive the Allied Heath referral. It will take several days in those cases where your other health professionals are not immediately contactable by the nurse.

Appointments with our nurses to prepare a GPMP and TCA are bulk-billed. This means that for patients with a current Medicare card, there will be no payment.

Our nurses for a review of their plan may contact patients who have a GPMP and TCA. They are also eligible for a new plan every 12 months, which enables another referral for 5 subsidised Allied Health consultations (Maximum 5 per calendar year).

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