Enhanced Primary Care EPC

EPC (Enhanced Primary care) is a referral/care plan between your GP & Allied Health Practitioners for management of chronic conditions. It is for your GP to determine your eligibility for this care plan and allocation of services. Once you have met the criteria – mainly based on a chronic condition that you have had for 3 months or more and visited your GP with regards to this condition.

Your GP will provide you with the necessary referral forms for the EPC program. This program entitles eligible patients up to 5 treatments per year with a $52.95 rebate entitlement per treatment.

The GP will determine if it is in your best interest to split between different Allied Health Services for the purposes of your best recovery and management of your injury/condition.

At CCSP we can assist you with Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Podiatry under this referral.

 

Will it cost me anything with this referral?

Yes, we do not BULK BILL. Our fees must be paid in full at the end of your treatment, (see our Fees listed on this website).

For each service date you will be entitled to $52.95 rebate back from Medicare for the number of services referred by your GP, which means a small gap to you after Medicare puts the rebate back into your account.

We can process an on the spot Medicare refund into your linked account to Medicare through HICAPS. The rebate must be put back onto a cheque or savings account linked to Medicare.

Medicare will not pay a refund onto a credit card.

 

How can I pay for my account?

We accept Cash, Eftpos, Credit Cards (Sorry, we do NOT accept Amex).

Please bring your preferred payment method with you and your Medicare card to your appointment.

 

What do I do if my card is not linked to Medicare?

If your card is not linked to Medicare for the purposes of refunds/rebates, you can rectify this with Medicare by visiting…… website or phoning Medicare on and they will be able to assist you further.

If we are unable to process the rebate on the day, CCSP will provide you with a receipt for self-claiming with Medicare.

 

Can I choose what services I prefer under this referral?

No, this is a discussion to be had with your GP at the time the referral is issued. if the referral requires amending in any way to allocate services differently this will again be at the discretion of your GP and you will require to go back to your GP for this discussion.

As part of the care plan the Allied Health Practitioner will report back to your GP and liase with them as necessary as to your progress.

 

We will help you to improve your current function, reduce pain and improve your quality of life. However, your condition may require more than 5 treatments per year. If this sounds like your situation you can choose to continue to self fund your treatments on a regular basis to minimize your pain and improve your overall well being.

If you have any x-rays or scans it would be helpful to us to bring them along with you on your first visit.

 

Remember without the appropriate paperwork prepared by your GP, you will not be able to claim for services from Medicare. Talk to your GP first before making an appointment.

 

Call us if you have any queries.

Enhanced Primary Care EPC

EPC (Enhanced Primary care) is a referral/care plan between your GP & Allied Health Practitioners for management of chronic conditions. It is for your GP to determine your eligibility for this care plan and allocation of services. Once you have met the criteria – mainly based on a chronic condition that you have had for 3 months or more and visited your GP with regards to this condition.

Your GP will provide you with the necessary referral forms for the EPC program. This program entitles eligible patients up to 5 treatments per year with a $52.95 rebate entitlement per treatment.

The GP will determine if it is in your best interest to split between different Allied Health Services for the purposes of your best recovery and management of your injury/condition.

At CCSP we can assist you with Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Podiatry under this referral.

 

Will it cost me anything with this referral?

Yes, we do not BULK BILL. Our fees must be paid in full at the end of your treatment, (see our Fees listed on this website).

For each service date you will be entitled to $52.95 rebate back from Medicare for the number of services referred by your GP, which means a small gap to you after Medicare puts the rebate back into your account.

We can process an on the spot Medicare refund into your linked account to Medicare through HICAPS. The rebate must be put back onto a cheque or savings account linked to Medicare.

Medicare will not pay a refund onto a credit card.

 

How can I pay for my account?

We accept Cash, Eftpos, Credit Cards (Sorry, we do NOT accept Amex).

Please bring your preferred payment method with you and your Medicare card to your appointment.

 

What do I do if my card is not linked to Medicare?

If your card is not linked to Medicare for the purposes of refunds/rebates, you can rectify this with Medicare by visiting…… website or phoning Medicare on and they will be able to assist you further.

If we are unable to process the rebate on the day, CCSP will provide you with a receipt for self-claiming with Medicare.

 

Can I choose what services I prefer under this referral?

No, this is a discussion to be had with your GP at the time the referral is issued. if the referral requires amending in any way to allocate services differently this will again be at the discretion of your GP and you will require to go back to your GP for this discussion.

As part of the care plan the Allied Health Practitioner will report back to your GP and liase with them as necessary as to your progress.

 

We will help you to improve your current function, reduce pain and improve your quality of life. However, your condition may require more than 5 treatments per year. If this sounds like your situation you can choose to continue to self fund your treatments on a regular basis to minimize your pain and improve your overall well being.

If you have any x-rays or scans it would be helpful to us to bring them along with you on your first visit.

 

Remember without the appropriate paperwork prepared by your GP, you will not be able to claim for services from Medicare. Talk to your GP first before making an appointment.

 

Call us if you have any queries.

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