Enhanced Primary Care is a Medicare initiative that enables access to private physiotherapy treatment for specific clients who are suffering from a chronic or complex health condition. The treatment services do have a rebate from medicare with minimal gap payment payable to the clinic, making this a more affordable option for patients who need repeat treatments.
Under the Enhanced Primary Care Program (E.P.C.), each client may have up to 5 sessions of physiotherapy services each calendar year.
During the 5 physiotherapy sessions, we will assist you to improve your current function, reduce pain and improve your quality of life. Your condition, however, may be chronic and you may require more than the 5 treatments per year. If this is the case, you can choose to continue to self fund your treatments to minimise your pain and improve your overall well-being. The EPC plan is provided to patients who have a chronic and complex condition. Your condition will be managed by your GP.
If you have X-rays or scans, it would be helpful to bring them with you on your first visit.
At Park Beach Physiotherapy we can claim your Medicare benefit back for you on the spot through the Medicare/Eftpos/Highcaps system if you have accounts linked through the Medicare system. Alternatively, you may pay up front and present the relevant paperwork to Medicare for claiming of the Physiotherapy services.