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Enhanced Primary Care

The road to recovery can be longer than we expect, as we don’t often realise the full extent of our injuries, or what is required to correct them. As a result, ongoing sessions and even referrals to other health professionals can be required in order to achieve optimal health and fitness. For those who suffer from a chronic injury or illness, regular appointments and sessions can be expensive.

The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers. 

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan entitles eligible patients to medical rebates. While Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy is able to professionally assist CDM patients to achieve full health, our physiotherapy services are not covered under bulk billing schemes.

Key points to note in summary:

  • CDM is available for patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions.
  • A Medicare rebate is available for a maximum of five services per patient each calendar year.
    Additional services are not possible in any circumstances.
  • Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy does not accept the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service –
    so no bulkbilling. This means the patient will have to pay the difference between the fee charged ($98 for an initial consultation and $80 for subsequent appointments) and the Medicare rebate ($52.95), so the out of pocket fee for the initial consultation is $45.05 and $27.05 for subsequent appointments.
  • Patients must have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements prepared by their GP, or be residents of a residential aged care facility who are managed under a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Referrals to allied health providers must be from GPs.

More information can be found on the website of the Department of Health: Chronic Disease Management & Chronic Conditions and Complex Care Needs.

If you have any questions about Medicare rebates, speak to our friendly reception staff on 07 3352 5116 to discuss payment options and costs.

Our Brisbane Physio Services

We offer comprehensive full-body physio Brisbane wide, providing relief to both young and old. Whether you’re a professional sports player, have had surgery or an office worker looking to treat your aching muscles, we go above and beyond to get you feeling better sooner.


Everyday Physiotherapy

At Pivotal Motion, our ultimate goal is to restore your body so it’s fully functional and feeling better than it was before.

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Exercise Classes

Keeping your body fit, healthy and fully functional goes far beyond standard physio practices, which is why we provide exercise classes.

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Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy is the branch of the physio which addresses, diagnoses and treats athletic injuries.

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Hire a Sports Trainer

When it’s vital that your team are healthy and well, both on the field and off it, a sports trainer is an essential addition to your arsenal.

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Physiotherapy for teenagers

How can you help your teens stay healthy and injury free? Tricky teens are no problem for our team at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy.

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Pre-Employment Assessments

Some employers require a work fitness assessment to ensure their potential employees are physically capable of performing the tasks required in the role.

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Workcover Physiotherapy

After an injury, nothing can worsen the situation like the bill, especially if you are prevented from working.

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Pre & Post Rehabilitation

Prehabilitation of injuries Prehabilitation or ‘Prehab’ has now been recognised as being much more important than that post rehabilitation.

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Enhanced Primary Care

The road to recovery can be longer than we expect, as we don’t often realise the full extent of our injuries, or what is required to correct them.

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HCF More for Muscles Program

Initial consults are the first step towards achieving better overall health as issues and injuries are identified and examined.

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