Care plans, also known as GP Management Plans are available for patients with a regular GP with ongoing medical conditions lasting more than 6 months.
Being managed by your GP under a care plan can make you eligible for Medicare rebates to see certain allied health care professionals.
A Care Plan is a written plan of management developed by your GP and practice nurse consultation with you. It is a written set of information about what you need in managing your medical condition.
All Care Plans are bulk billed by your GP. There will be no charge for these services by the GP’s at Mona Vale Medical Centre.
Medical conditions eligible for Care Plans include conditions such as:
- Heart Disease
- Or any other medical condition that has been present for more than 6 months
Once a Care Plan has been created you may be eligible to see any allied health professional for 5 visits per year under Medicare.
Allied health professionals include:
- Diabetes Nurse
- Occupational Therapist
- Asthma Nurse
- Exercise Physiologist
Care Plan Reviews
Once a plan is in place, it should be regularly reviewed by your GP. This is an important part of the plan cycle, where you with your GP and practice nurse check that your goals are been met and agree on any changes that you may require.
A Care Plan Review is usually under taken every 3 to 6 months.
All Care Plan Reviews are bulk billed by your GP. There will be no charge for these services.