There are a number of Allied Health items that can be claimed for services provided by approved Allied Health professionals. The Chronic Disease Management Plan is available for patients with a chronic or terminal medical condition and complex care needs. Medicare benefits are available for up to 5 Allied Health services per eligible patient, per calendar year. The 5 Allied Health services can be made up of one type of service (e.g. 5 Speech Pathology services) or a combination (e.g. 2 Speech Pathology services and 3 Occupational Therapy services). A valid referral form from a General Practitioner is required to access the Medicare benefit, and the General Practitioner will determine eligibility.
For more information on specific items for each Allied Health service at All Abilities, click the links below.