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Medicare Rebate

Once you have a GP referral and have had a chronic disease for over 6 months, you can qualify for a Medicare rebate for our Exercise Physiology services.

Do you Qualify For a Medicare Referral?

You can qualify for a Medicare rebate for Exercise Physiology services.

To access a Medicare rebate for Exercise Physiology, you must have a chronic disease, which has been present for at least 6 months.

Examples of Chronic Diseases include:

  • Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hypercholesterolaemia/Dyslipidaemia
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee Pain
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Respiratory Disease and more…

Once you qualify for the Chronic Disease Management program, you can:

  1. Receive a rebate of $58.30 for up to 5 sessions in a calendar year.
  2. Additional Benefits: Individuals with type 2 diabetes and those of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent may be eligible for extra consultations.

How to Get a GP Referral?

To obtain a referral for Exercise Physiology and qualify for the rebate:

  1. Criteria: Ensure your condition meets the chronic criteria.
  2. GP Referral: Visit your general practitioner (GP) who will provide you with the necessary referral form. They will also recommend a specific Exercise Physiology clinic for you.

How Many Visits Does the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Rebate Cover?

The Medicare CDM Program allows up to five rebated consultations with any referred allied health practitioner per year.

This includes services like Exercise Physiology, Podiatry, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.

For example, your GP may refer you for three Exercise Physiology sessions and two Dietitian sessions. The five-session limit restarts each year, but you’ll need a new referral annually.

It’s not limited to the calendar year, meaning you can get a referral at any time during the year.

What Does The Medicare Rebate Cover?

As of July 2023, the Medicare rebate is $58.30 per consultation, regardless of the specific service you choose.

This rate applies to both initial assessments and subsequent review consultations.

The standard consultation duration is 30 minutes.

If a longer initial assessment is required, a small gap payment may be necessary.

How Does THe Medicare Rebate Process Work?

Fortify Fitness has a straightforward process for claiming the Medicare rebate:

  1. Payment: Pay the full consultation fee during your visit.
  2. On-the-Spot Rebate: We will process the Medicare rebate for you on-the-spot, and the rebate amount will be credited back to your debit card.

Learn More About Our Exercise Physiology Services. If you have questions about our Exercise Physiology services and Medicare rebates, please call us at (03) 8383 3604 or email us through the Contact page.

Alternatively, consult your GP to inquire about eligibility for a CDM referral to see an Exercise Physiologist at Fortify Fitness.

At Fortify Fitness, we are dedicated to helping you regain control of your health, manage and prevent injuries, and live a pain-free life.

Book your Exercise Physiology session through our online booking system by clicking here.

Fortify Fitness: Your Local Exercise Physiology Specialists.

We specialise in exercise rehabilitation to assist with managing and preventing chronic diseases and injuries in the Altona and Hobsons Bay area.

Our programs focus on achieving personal excellence by providing the highest quality care and exercise best practices. We genuinely care about your well-being and aim to make a positive impact on your life so you can enjoy what you love doing.

Patient referrals can be addressed to:

Fortify Fitness Australia
2 Mallard Dr, Altona North, Vic 3025

Referrals can be sent via fax: 03 9959 8177

Or email: info@fortifyfitness.com.au

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Whether you want weight loss, transformation, strength building or rehab, Fortify Fitness is here to help you.