For client centered care we encourage open lines for communication regarding treatment processes. If you have more information about your referral please contact our friendly staff to assist.
- Eligible patients can access 5 services per calendar year
- The 5 services may be either:
– 1 type of service (for example 5 Exercise Physiology services) or
– a combination of different types of services (for example – 1 Dietetic and 4 Podiatry services)
- Medical practitioners can refer eligible patients with chronic diseases to allied health practitioners
- Allied health practitioners can claim Medicare benefits for some services
- Costing – Bulked Billed
- More information: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with a disability, their families and carers. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) oversees the NDIS and the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) regulates NDIS providers, provides national consistency, promotes safety and quality services, resolves problems and identify areas for improvement.
- Services include one on one training, group training, hydrotherapy and home visitsTo be eligible for the NDIS , clients must be aged between 7-65 years and have an an permanent or significant disability.
- Clients under the age of 7 may be eligible for the Early Childhood Early Intervention scheme
- Cost – determined by treatment plan
- In order for a patient to receive a rebate from their Private Health Insurer, the patient’s cover must include exercise physiology services and the treatment must aim to prevent, delay or ameliorate a chronic disease or injury
- Exercise Physiology rebate providers (PDF – Healthfund Fact sheet)
- More information: www.exerciseismedicine.com.au/factsheets/
- Cost – varied depending on cover
- A patient must have type 2 diabetes.
- Before referring patients, the GP must put in place:
– a GP Management Plan – item 721; or
for a resident of a residential aged care facility, the GP must have contributed to, or
reviewed, a care plan prepared by the residential aged care facility (item 731)
- For further information – Diabetics factsheet www.health.gov.au
- Cost –
– Initial session bulked billed
– 8 group sessions – bulked billed
- AEPs can provide exercise physiology (i.e. clinical) treatment services to assist an injured worker to recover following a workplace injury.
- Referrals should be supported by the GP or specialist, often on a referral form or on a progress medical certificate.
- The injured worker must have an accepted claim and approval is required from the insurer prior to an initial assessment being performed.
- Cost – varied depending on insurance scheme