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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic disease is one of the main factors behind the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. If a client has a chronic disease, they may be eligible for services under a General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP) or Team Care Arrangement (TCA).

A chronic medical condition is one that is likely to be present for 6 months or longer, for example:

  • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Stroke

From November 2021 new MBS item numbers are available for Allied Health participation in case conferencing. The new item numbers are intended for:

  • Chronic disease management under the care of a General Practitioner (GP) in either community or residential aged care settings.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment for children under 13 years with, or suspected of having, a pervasive developmental disorder (including autism) or an eligible disability, under the care of a specialist, consultant physician or GP.
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