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Bulk Billing Podiatry Claims


Proactive Podiatry is a bulk billing podiatry clinic for clients under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Gold cardholders.

Bulk Billing Podiatry

You must bring with you a valid referral from your general practitioner to your initial consultation in order for us to put through a bulk billing podiatry claim.

If you do not have your Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan or DVA referral on the day of your consultation, payment will be required.


What is a Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)?

Since July 2004, patients with complex and chronic medical conditions, managed by their GP, have been eligible for subsidised visits to private Allied Health practitioners.

These subsidised visits are through a Medicare based scheme called a Chronic Disease Management Plan. These can include visits to a range of Allied Health providers including podiatry.


What is the criteria to be enrolled in a CDMP?

To be involved in a CDMP your GP must help you manage a complex or chronic medical condition, such as:

CDMP are only available through your GP. The appropriate paper work will need to be completed before your first podiatry visit in order for us to process your bulk billing podiatry claim.


What bulk billing podiatry services will a CDMP provide?

A CDMP allows a total of 5 visits per calendar year, to approved Allied Health practitioners. The referral is valid for 12 months, after this time the referral will expire and you will need to see your GP for a new care plan.

Please note that you can not have more than 5 visits in a calendar year. If you exceed this number of visits you will be wholly responsible for your account and standard consultation fees will apply.

Medicare visits will be processed on the day of consultation, however it will take up to 24 hours to know whether the visit has been approved.

This is why it is important for you to keep track of the amount of visits you have used and to not exceed your limit.


Where can I get more information on CDMP?

For more information on CDMP and the criteria required please speak to your GP, or contact Medicare.