Chronic Disease Management Program (CDM/EPC- Medicare Referral)

A Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM), also known as an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) or Team Care Arrangment (TCA) is a Medicare Government initiative that provides funding towards up to a total of 5 sessions per year with at least 2 allied health professionals. This is a program for clients who suffer from a chronic condition.

 The Process for a CDM

There are a number of services available to clients under an EPC plan. Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy offers:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Dietetics
  • Referral
    A CDM requires a referral from your GP. They will complete a full assessment and fill out a Team Care Arrangement and GP Management Plan – this will include sections on your needs, goals, how to acheive those goals through actions, treatments and services and who will be providing those services.

  • Appointment
    Once you have a copy of your EPC and TCA, and we have accepted the outlined treatment goals, you may book in for your sessions. Medicare will pay a fee towards your treatment, and you will need to pay the gap. Please bring a copy of your referral, your Medicare Card and a payment method for the gap.