Dalyellup Family Medical Centre can create, with your assistance, a care plan to improve the management of your condition or conditions and will enable us to coordinate care for you with other healthcare professionals.
Under this plan, your allied health visits will attract a Medicare rebate. Any additional payment will depend on the billing arrangements of your Health care provider.
The Doctor will discuss creating this plan with you at a consultation. This will then be drawn up on paper then faxed to the allied health professional or professionals of choice. You will be entitled to five(5) Medicare rebatable allied health visits in one calendar year (i.e.1st January to 31st December) under this plan. This can be split between more than one allied health professional.
Once the other health professionals have read and agreed to their part in the plan, they will sign and fax it back to us. You will be required to come back to see your Doctor for a consultation about a week after the initial visit to complete the care plan and collect your letter or letters of referral.
Once the management plan has been agreed upon by all parties you will need to make your own appointment with the allied health service required.
When making this appointment it is very important that you let them know that this visit will be under a Chronic Disease Management care plan and that you make yourself aware of their billing arrangements. Some will ask you to pay the full fee at the time of your visit and then you will have to claim back from Medicare yourself. In some cases you may still have an out of pocket expense. Others will directly bill Medicare for the entire cost. You should be very clear of any costs involved. However, out of pocket costs should be minimal.
The Doctor will need to review this plan after its establishment to check on your progress. We may write to you, inviting you to come back for a review at the appropriate time.