We welcome Medicare referrals for physiotherapy and exercise physiology services for people with chronic or complex conditions. Formerly known and the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program, this service is now called the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Program.
Our team of health professionals are experienced in helping people with a range of chronic, or complex care needs. We would love to be involved in your care and treatment, and have developed a great relationship with many GP’s and GP practices in the inner west.
Referrals under this program are only made via your General Practitioner (GP).
The Medicare program is designed to provide specialised individual treatment services to patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs. 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, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
Whether a patient is eligible for CDM services is a clinical judgement for the GP, taking into account the patient’s medical condition and care needs, as well as the general guidance set out in the MBS.
Goals of the Program
Our physiotherapy and exercise physiology services are designed to;
- Provide treatment to help reduce your pain and increase your function
- Provide education about your condition and how exercise is an important part of managing your condition
- Give you tools to help self manage your condition
- Improve your health and wellbeing targeted to your specific needs
- Help you improve your quality of life
If you think you may be suitable for this service then you must see your GP and discuss your particular needs to determine if you are eligible.