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Medicare Physiotherapy

Medicare Physiotherapy

Medicare Physiotherapy At Sydney Physio Clinic

Physiotherapists at Sydney Physio Clinic are qualified in assessing and treating Medicare physiotherapy patients and chronic musculoskeletal conditions covered under the chronic disease management plan scheme. Sydney Physio Clinic’s physiotherapists are trained to treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions within the medicare environment. With Medicare physiotherapy services at Sydney Physio Clinic the focus is on achieving a safe and durable management for chronic musculoskeletal conditions improving both function and pain levels minimising the impact of any chronic musculoskeletal complaints.

Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Scheme

Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) care planning items were removed from the Medicare Benefits Schedule in 2005 and replaced by the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items. The Chronic Disease Management 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. A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer including musculoskeletal conditions.
Community-based patients may be eligible if they have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition, 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 of which physiotherapists play a key role in CDM services and the management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Communication The Key For Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Scheme

Sydney Physio Clinic physiotherapists believe that with Medicare physiotherapy services falling under the CDM scheme the need for effective communication between the nominated treating doctor and any other necessary health professionals is crucial. We work in conjunction with the above parties during the course of any treatment, regularly providing feedback of any relevant information to the appropriate individual during the course of the rehabilitation.

Experienced Operating Within the Medicare Physiotherapy System

Sydney Physio Clinic’s goal is to work effectively with-in the Medicare physiotherapy system. We understand being in pain or suffering with mobility or other functional limitations as a result of a chronic muscloskeletal condition can be difficult for anyone. As a result at Sydney Physio Clinic we aim to improve both pain and functional status minimising the impact of any chronic musculoskeletal complaints.

Medicare Physiotherapy Billing At Sydney Physio Clinic

At the discretion of your doctor, chronic musculoskeletal conditions can be referred under CDM scheme for physiotherapy services allowing for a maximum of 5 medicare subsidised physiotherapy treatments within one calendar year. Currently Medicare contributes $52.95 towards each individual session, following each session Sydney Physio Clinic requires treatment fees to be paid in full and then the reciept of payment can be taken to Medicare to claim your rebate. Sydney Physio Clinic does not invoice Medicare directly for Medicare physiotherapy services.

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