Physiotherapy

Eligible Clients

Service Details and Referral Pathway

Rebate and Service Limits

Clients who have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition and complex care needs, requiring a multidisciplinary approach.

MBS item 10950

The client must be referred by their GP using the ‘Referral Form for Chronic disease Allied health (individual) Services under Medicare’. This can be downloaded here.

Rebate: $52.95 per session

Up to five (5) individual services (in total) per calendar year (no exceptions).

Allied Health service for Indigenous Australians who have had a Health Check.

MBS item 81325

Physiotherapy health service provided to a person who is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent by an eligible physiotherapist. 

Patients must be referred by their GP using a Referral form for follow-up allied health services under Medicare for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Rebate: $52.95

A maximum of five (5) allied health services are available per patient each calendar year.

This is in addition to allied health services available to eligible patients with chronic disease.

Children with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder or an eligible disability. Children must be aged under 13 for diagnosis services and aged under 15 for treatment services.

MBS items 82030 and 82035 

Item number 82030 is for assessment and item number 82035 is for early intervention treatment services.

A current referral by an eligible medical practitioner is required. Children can access the autism Medicare services providing they have not already accessed services under the Better Start for Children with a Disability initiative and providing they meet the requirements of each service.

Rebate (82030): $74.80 (for a service that lasts at least 50 minutes)

Rebate (82035): 74.80 (for a service that lasts at least 50 mintutes)

Up to four (4) services for assessment (in total per child) and up to twenty (20) early intervention treatment services (in total per child).

Children with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder or an eligible disability. Children must be aged under 13 for diagnosis services and aged under 15 for treatment services.

MBS items 82030 and 82035 

Item number 82030 is for assessment and item number 82035 is for early intervention treatment services.

A current referral by an eligible medical practitioner is required. Children can access the autism Medicare services providing they have not already accessed services under the Better Start for Children with a Disability initiative and providing they meet the requirements of each service.

Rebate (82030): $74.80 (for a service that lasts at least 50 minutes)

Rebate (82035): 74.80 (for a service that lasts at least 50 mintutes)

Up to four (4) services for assessment (in total per child) and up to twenty (20) early intervention treatment services (in total per child).

Children under the age of six with an eligible disability.

Better Start Iniative

Eligible disabilities are;

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deafblindness
  • Down syndrome, including mosaic Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome with full mutation
  • Hearing impairment
  • Sight impairment
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Williams syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Kabuki syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Cri du Chat syndrome; or
  • Microcephaly

Children registered with Better Start can access up to $12,000 (maximum $6,000 per year) to pay for early intervention services. These services include:

  • audiology
  • occupational therapy
  • orthoptics
  • physiotherapy
  • psychology and
  • speech pathology.

Up to 35% of a child’s Early intervention Funding may be used to purchase resources, to a maximum of $2,100 per financial year, or $4,200 in total.

The $12,000 in funding under the early intervention component can be used until the child’s seventh birthday to a maximum of $6,000 per financial year.

People living in rural and remote locations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for the treatment of eye and hearing health.

Rural Health Outreach Fund

The aim of the RHOF is to improve health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote locations by supporting the delivery of outreach health activities. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions.

Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program

The aim of the MOICDP is to increase access to a range of health services, including expanded primary health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the treatment and management of chronic disease. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

Certification

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BILOELA QLD  4715

(07) 4992 1040

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