How does Medicare support these plans?
The Medicare GP Management Plan (GPMP) or Team Care Arrangement (TCA) is a medicare initiative to support individuals with chronic health conditions to access Allied Healthcare services without the price tag barrier. If you match the criteria of having a chronic health condition, a GPMP or TCA can give you access to 5 medicare rebated sessions per year with one of our Dietitians, Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists. At Healthfix, we only charge a $29 gap on these medicare plans, so you can get 5 sessions with one of our therapists for only $145!
Are you eligible?
You are likely eligible for one of these Medicare GP management plans if you have had a condition that has affected you for over 6 months or your condition is likely to impact your lifestyle for over 6 months in the future. Some of the conditions that we commonly see include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obesity & weight-related conditions
- Kidney disease
- Musculoskeletal conditions or chronic injuries
- Disordered eating
- and more!
The best thing to do is to speak to your GP about whether you are eligible for this program. Your GP can help manage your chronic condition and recommend the best way to access treatment. When you are referred to Healthfix, we work closely with your GP and regularly update them on how your condition is progressing. We have maintained great relationships with local GP’s over the past 10 years, and look forward to working with your GP to keep you as healthy as can be!
What are the costs associated? As we want to make your treatment as cost-effective as possible, we only charge a $29 gap payment on all Medicare claims with us. That means you can have 5 sessions with an Allied Health Professional and only pay $145 out of pocket!
How do I get started?
Book an appointment with your GP to develop a plan. Afterward, schedule your initial consultation with one of our therapists and get excited about taking control of your chronic health condition! If you have any questions about the Medicare GP Management Plan or TCA plans, please contact our friendly team, and we will be more than happy to provide you with further information