Medicare Chronic Disease Management
If you suffer from a chronic disease, Medicare benefits are available for Exercise Physiology services. Eligible patients are those who have a chronic medical condition and currently managed by their GP. A referral to Exercise Physiology services must be directly related to management of your chronic disease.
Medicare Chronic Disease Eligibility
Only your GP can determine whether your chronic disease would benefit from Exercise Physiology services. The need for such services must be identified in the patient’s care plan. A chronic medical condition is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months (e.g. asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke).