As we are a private service, your child may be eligible to access Medicare supports for intervention sessions
Chronic Disease Management Plan
Children may be eligible to receive a rebate for up to 5 sessions under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan (also known formerly as an Enhanced Primary Care Plan) in a calendar year. Please note that you will be unable to claim the rebate directly, and will be required to pay the full amount at the time of your child's session. You will receive an electronic copy of your paid invoice which contains all the details required for submission to Medicare. You can claim the rebate back either in person at a Medicare centre, online, or via the Medicare smartphone app.
To be eligible for this plan, you will require a Team Care Arrangement Document provided by your GP. This is to be emailed, faxed or given in person to your Occupational Therapist to sign off on.
Your GP will also validate that your child has:
- A chronic condition; and
- Complex care needs being managed by a medical practitioner (including a general practitioner, but not a specialist or consultant physician) under a shared care plan or under both a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements
How much will I receive back from Medicare?
As at 1 January 2017, the benefit under this scheme is $52.95. Any out of pocket expenses will contribute to your family's Medicare Safety Net.
Please visit the Medicare Benefits Scheme website to stay up to date with any changes that may arise.