Medicare GP Plans for Osteopathy in Geelong
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program
If you have a condition that has been present for six months or longer (chronic), your GP may refer you to an osteopath as part of a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program. Treatment by an osteopath for a range of chronic musculoskeletal conditions could be covered by a CDM plan if your GP considers this appropriate and provides you with a referral. Your osteopath will provide written reports to the GP as part of your management plan.
Treatment by an osteopath for a range of chronic musculoskeletal conditions could be covered by a CDM plan.
Consultation Fees & Billing Info:
The full consultation fee is payable by you at the time of your treatment. The claim is then submitted online to medicare and the rebate is refunded directly into your linked bank. Some patients will be eligible for bulk billing and will not pay any out of pocket expense for the service. Talk to your osteopath to see if you qualify for bulk billed service.
For more information about the CDM program talk to your osteopath and your GP or visit the Medicare Australia website www.medicare.gov.au, or call Medicare Australia on: 132 011.