Medicare Rebates & GP Care Plans
We are one of Melbourne's Leading Accredited Exercise Physiologists & Physiotherapy Clinics.
Delivering evidence based Clinical Exercise Prescription and Lifestyle Modification Guidance.
Medicare rebates are available for people with a chronic disease (such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis) if they are referred by a GP. You can receive a maximum of 5 sessions under Medicare in a calendar year. You will still be out of pocket for these sessions.
You must obtain a referral from your GP. The GP will use the form below.
Exercise Physiology at MVFit is supported and covered under a number of Medicare-funded programs. For sessions to be covered under the Medicare system, you will need a referral to from your GP.
Your GP will determine your eligibility for the program based on your clinical background and will complete the relevant referral form.
To assist you in understanding which Medicare programs cover Exercise Physiology we have listed below – along with a summary of the eligibility criteria.
Chronic Disease Management Program (CDM) formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)
If you have a chronic medical condition you may get Medicare benefits for allied health services to help manage your condition.
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists specialise in the delivery of exercise & lifestyle modification programs for people with chronic conditions. The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program which was formerly known as (Enhanced Primary Care – EPC) is designed to provide specialised individual treatment services to patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs.
The Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program was originally introduced to provide more preventative care for Australians and improve the coordination of care for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs. The program provides a framework for a multidisciplinary approach to health care.
Chronic Disease and Exercise
A ‘chronic’ disease is defined as one that has been or is likely to be present for 6 months or longer. Seventy percent of general practice visits are related to chronic disease. These include a range of commonly preventable health conditions.
Our team of exercise physiologists can help with:
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Low Back Pain
- Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Musculoskeletal Injury
- Chronic Fatigue
- Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee Pain
- Occupational Injuries
- Respiratory Disease and more…
Learn more about chronic conditions and the benefits exercise can have here