Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)
You can ask your GP whether your child would be eligible for an CDMP (also called an Enhanced Primary Care Plan or EPC). It is a document which outlines the suggested allied health care requirements for your child beyond standard GP care.
You can use the CDMP plan for 5 individual OT sessions and will be rebated a certain amount per visit by Medicare. This amount will increase if you are over the safety net.
Better Access to Mental Health Plan (BAMH)
Your child’s Paediatrician or GP may consider your child to be eligible for Occupational Therapy services under a Mental Health Plan.
With a Mental Health Plan you would be able to claim for up to 10 OT sessions a year by a registered OT. You will be reimbursed a certain amount for each session which will increase if you are over the safety net. Kid Link is authorised to provide these services.
Helping Children With Autism
Under the government funded Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) initiative, Medicare rebates are available on a total of 20 sessions for children and young people with Autism. Assessment and treatment can be provided by a number of eligible allied health professionals under this initiative, including Occupational Therapists.