People with chronic conditions and complex care needs who are being managed under an Enhanced Primary Care plan by their General Practitioner are eligible for a Medicare rebate for EP services (under Medicare Plus). The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items include, but are not limited to the management of:
- heart disease,
- neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders,
- mental health conditions.
Seven out of 10 consultations by General Practitioners within Australia are chronic-disease related.