MBS programs and initiatives for allied health professionals

Allied health practitioners must register with Medicare to be eligible to provide services under the following initiatives.

Chronic Disease Management

Chronically ill patients who have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement can access Medicare benefits for allied health services.

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You can get referral forms and resources for Chronic Disease Management on the Department of Health website.

Better Access

Better Access means patients can get Medicare benefits for selected mental health services provided by eligible:

  • GPs
  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists

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Better Start for Children with Disability

Medicare benefits are available for the early diagnosis and treatment of children with an eligible disability.

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Helping Children with Autism

Children with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders can get Medicare benefits for assessment, diagnosis and the creation of a treatment and management plan.

Children with both an eligible disability and autism or other pervasive developmental disorder can access either:

  • the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative
  • the Helping Children with Autism program

Read more about the Helping Children with Autism Program on the Department of Health  website.

Resources

Related payments and services

Page last updated: 14 December 2018