Chronic Diseases Management Plan
The Chronic Diseases Management Plan (CDM) is a Medicare-rebated funding program for people who have chronic medical conditions (classified as a condition that has been present for at least 6 months).
It consists of 5 (maximum) rebates per calendar year for Allied Health services (ie. Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Psychology). If you are accessing more than one type of therapy you are entitled to share the 5 CDM sessions across the therapists.
You or your child may be eligible for this funding package if you or your child have a chronic medical condition and if this condition is being managed by your GP under a Chronic Diseases Management Plan. This plan is established by your GP and your therapist (Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and/or Psychologist) is invited to participate in your care under this plan.
Your GP will either give the form to you to bring into the clinic or they can post or e mail the form to us. You are then entitled to claim under this program provided your GP has registered your plan with Medicare.
Sessions are paid for as usual but you take your receipt to Medicare for the rebate. You are not able to pay for CDM-funded sessions through your Private Health fund.
There may be other funding options available for children who do not meet the criteria for this funding package listed here on our site.