Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
Entitled Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) clients (Gold and White card holders) may be referred for clinically necessary exercise physiology treatment by their General Practitioner.
Medicare offers a rebate for up to 5 appointments for patients with chronic and complex care needs. Maximise Movement does not charge any out-of-pocket expense for these appointments. Talk to your GP about obtaining a referral to Maximise Movement for these appointments.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. For example: asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
Type 2 Diabetes Group Services
People with type 2 diabetes can receive Medicare rebates (up to 8 sessions) for group services provided by eligible exercise physiologists on referral from a GP.
Private Health Rebates
Exercise Physiology and rehabilitation services are eligible for private health insurance rebates. In fact you may be covered for up to 75% of these fees, depending upon your level and type of health cover. Please contact your fund to confirm your level of rebate.