Medicare Benefit Schemes
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan
The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan provides Medicare rebates for up to 5 Allied Health services (i.e. Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy) per patient per calendar year.
Who can access this funding?
An EPC plan is available to people who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs that are being managed by their GP. A chronic medical condition is one that has been or will be present for six months or more.
How do I access this funding?
Your GP will determine whether your child is eligible for an EPC plan.
Where can I find out more information?
For further information, please contact your GP.
Alternatively, you can visit the Department of Health and Aging, Enhanced Primary Care Program website http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicare-health_pro-gp-pdf-allied-cnt.htm.
Please note that the EPC Plan can ONLY be used for individual therapy sessions. The EPC Plan cannot be used for group therapy sessions.