Medicare Plus Programme
In July 2004 the Federal government introduced the Medicare Plus Programme to provide limited cover for patients with long term chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and the like. The Medicare Plus programme allows up to five visits per calender year to allied health care professionals, including podiatrists, for eligible patients. This programme is not means tested. The current rebate for Medicare claims is $52.95
If you think that you would benefit from this programme you should speak with your doctor. If you are eligible, your doctor will need to complete and register the new combined GP Management Team Care Arrangement plan (MBS items 721 and 723) including your need for foot care with Medicare Australia. Your GP can then refer you for foot care to our clinic using the ‘Referral form for Allied Health Services under Medicare’ form linked below.
Once you are accepted under the Medicare Plus Programme, you can visit our clinic for foot care and take your receipt to Medicare to claim back a rebate of $50.05. We will provide you with a high level of foot care and we will furnish your doctor with detailed reports regarding your treatment and progress.
If you are a general practitioner and would like more information regarding our participation in the Medicare Plus Programme, then please contact us.
For those of you who are not eligible for the Medicare Plus Programme, we can process your private health fund rebates through our HICAPS system.
Referral Form for Allied Health Services under Medicare