The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
- Patients need to be referred by their GP and must have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement prepared by their GP,
- A Medicare rebate is available for a maximum of five services per patient each calendar year,
- A referral is valid for the stated number of services. If all services are not used during the calendar year in which the patient was referred, the unused services can be used in the next calendar year,
- There are no out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the patient as the treatment is fully rebated by Medicare. The patient only pay’s $53.80 on the day of their appointment, and then receives the full amount back by Medicare the same day* if their bank details are registered with Medicare.
If you have any questions how you can obtain a Chronic Disease Management plan or if you would like to make an appointment please call (03) 9726 7400