• 08 OCT 16
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    Care plans and health assessments will continue to be bulk billed

    Care plans and health assessments will continue to be bulk billed

    Although we have changed consultation fees from 10 October 2016, it is very important that we continue to provide comprehensive care for people with chronic diseases.

    So if you have a chronic disease, appointments with your doctor that are for care plan writing or care plan review will still be bulk billed. These appointments can be scheduled 2 to 4 times per year depending on complexity. Appointments with our nurses for chronic disease assessment (eg diabetes clinic) will also be bulk billed. Mental health plans and mental health plan reviews can be bulk billed.

    The following are some examples of chronic diseases that may be eligible for care plan rebates:

    Heart disease (eg heart attack, angina, stents or bypass surgery)
    Atrial fibrillation, DVT and PE
    Peripheral vascular disease
    Any kind of cancer needing treatment or follow up
    Chronic kidney disease
    Liver disease or hepatitis
    Coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease
    Lung disease (eg COPD or emphysema)
    Brain diseases such as dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease)
    Chronic low back pain
    Osteoarthritis affecting your health
    Rheumatoid and other connective tissue diseases
    Some long-term skin conditions
    Childhood developmental delay
    Mental health problems in all age groups
    Palliative care

    If you are not sure whether you are eligible, do ask your doctor or any of our clinical staff.

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