Chronic Disease Management
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.
The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
Patents who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs and are being managed by their GP under a GP Management Plan (item 721) and Team Care Arrangements (item 723) are eligible for Medicare rebates for certain allied health services five times per year on referral from their GP.
If you are eligible for a care plan and referral to allied health services please make an appointment to see your Doctor to discuss a CDM plan.