Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Program
- formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC)
The CDM program allows patients 5 visits per calendar year to allied health services, including dietitians.
Patients must have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements prepared by their GP, or be residents of a residential aged care facility who are managed under a multidisciplinary care plan.
Referrals to allied health providers must be from GPs.
Patients may be eligible if they have a chronic medical condition and must have a GP Management Plan (721) and Team Care Arrangements (723) prepared by their GP, or be residents of a residential aged care facility who are managed under a multidisciplinary care plan.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions. However, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
Patients have complex care needs if they need ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two other health or care providers.
Please speak with your GP about a GP Management Plan.
Please let us know at the time of booking your appointment if your visit is part of a CDM plan. No gap payment* above the Medicare benefit is to be payed.
(*Bulk-billing available only with selected practitioners).
We understand that unexpected situations arise. Should you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact reception at least 5 hours before your scheduled time to avoid paying the full fee. (Our cancellation policy also applies to Medicare patients.) Our practitioners’ time is valuable and the time allocated for your appointment could be used by somebody else in need.