Medicare Benefit Schemes


Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan provides Medicare rebates for up to 5 Allied Health services (i.e. Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy) per patient per calendar year.

Who can access this funding?

An EPC plan is available to people who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs that are being managed by their GP. A chronic medical condition is one that has been or will be present for six months or more.

How do I access this funding?

Your GP will determine whether your child is eligible for an EPC plan.

Where can I find out more information?

For further information, please contact your GP.

Alternatively, you can visit the Department of Health and Aging, Enhanced Primary Care Program website

Please note that the EPC Plan can ONLY be used for individual therapy sessions. The EPC Plan cannot be used for group therapy sessions.