Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)
The Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) provides medicare rebates for allied health services, for people who have a chronic medical condition. You may be eligible to claim a rebate through medicare for these services if you have a chronic condition that is being managed by your GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. A chronic medical condition is one that has been or will be present for at least 6 months.
The CDM provides a maximum of 5 total rebates per calendar year for all Allied Health services. This means that if you are accessing more than one Allied Health service, you are entitled to 5 rebates across all of the services combined, not 5 rebates per service.
How do I access the CDM plan?
Your GP will decide if you are eligible for these services and will refer you where appropriate. For further information, please contact your GP.
I have been referred to you on an CDM plan, how does it work?
You will need to provide us with your referral form. Once you have given us the form you will be eligible to claim up to a maximum of 5 rebated sessions per calendar year, provided that your GP has registered your plan through medicare.
Therapy provided by Chatterbox will need to be paid in full. You will then be required to provide your medicare card along with an eftpos card so that we can process an on the spot rebate for you.
The medicare rebate is currently $53.80 per service as of 20/02/2018. Chatterbox provides on the spot claiming through Medicare. This means you can claim your rebate immediately after your consult.