Medicare Billed Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Dietitian & Podiatry.
The Glen Back Care and Sports Therapy support no gap/nil out of pocket services through the Transport Accident Commission and Work Cover, and just $10 out of pocket services through Medicare. For Medicare services we now take payment at the time of consultation, and you are reimbursed overnight by Medicare directly into your bank account, less a $10 out of pocket fee. Read below on eligibility of these services.
Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)
The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health care providers. These providers include: Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Podiatrists, Dietitians, Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, Audiologists, Diabetes Educators, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Speech Pathologists
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
Once you are deemed eligible from your GP you will need to be assessed from both your doctor and a nurse to allocate the necessary services. If you are eligible for Chronic Disease Management you are entitled to 5 sessions via the above providers each calendar year. As do most doctors we now take payment at the time of consultation, and you are reimbursed overnight from Medicare, less a $10 out of pocket fee.
Transport Accident Commission
If you have suffered an injury (physical or mental) that was directly caused by the driving of a motor car or motor vehicle, a railway train or a tram you will be eligible for rehabilitation and medical services under the TAC.
The TAC will accept a claim for compensation only after there is proof that: a transport accident occurred, and the accident has been reported to the police, and where relevant, to the train or tram operator, and the person who is injured, or died, was involved in the transport accident, and the person's injury, or death, was a result of the transport accident, or the person's pre-existing condition has been aggravated by the transport accident.
The TAC may request further information from the person making the claim, or another relevant person, to obtain proof about the accident and injury.
Once approved by for medical and rehabilitation services you will be provided with a claim number and required to be assessed by your Doctor, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath to provide appropriate care and treatment for your injury.
If you have suffered an injury at work you may be eligible for Workers compensation (Work Cover). This entitles you to rehabilitation and medical services to help you recover from your injury.
Every employee (including those employed through a contractor but excluding casual employees), who is engaged for the purposes of employer's business and who suffers an injury in any accident arising out of and in the course of his employment, shall be entitled for compensation under the Act. An employee should file a workers' compensation claim if injuries were sustained on the job or within the scope of employment. This includes occupational accidents, diseases, trauma injuries, or illness caused by exposure to work activities or chemicals.
To begin the process of your claim, contact your employer and fill out a claim form. Once approved for medical and rehabilitation services you will be provided with a claim number and required to be assessed by your Doctor, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath to provide appropriate care and treatment for your injury.