INITIATIVES THAT SUPPORT GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN REFERRING TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS
Under the Chronic Disease Management Program, Medicare rebates are available for patients with chronic and complex care needs on referral from their GP. Additional rebates for patients diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes under the Type 2 Diabetes Group Services Initiative and for patients identifying as Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander are also accessible.
To find out more about these initiatives, and download the required referral paperwork visit health.gov.au.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Entitled Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients may be referred to an AEP for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their General Practitioner on a valid D904 referral form.
To find out more about these initiatives, and download the required referral paperwork visit the DVA website.
WorkCover and Insurance Referrals
AEPs provide functional exercise for the purpose of returning an injured worker to suitable work activities; through tailored exercise prescription suitable to the worker’s injury or work demands, and/or specific work activities such as increasing movement capacity.