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PostSubject: Re: Care Plans??   Thu 19 May 2016, 12:20 pm

Hi
it is worth chasing a Care Plan but as Denzel said - you get up to 5 visits (divided between allied health doctors) PER YEAR. You can get care plan done every 12 months.

One thing you need to do before seeing dietitian or exercise physiologist is to find out whether they are accepting Care Plans first, then tell your GP to do plan with their name on it.

Some Allied health accept CP and you are fully bulk billed, some accept and you still have little gap to pay and some will not accept them at all.

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Care Plans - "Chronic Disease Management Team Care Arrangement".   Tue 26 Apr 2016, 6:12 am

Scaredbutgettingcommitted wrote:
Hi everyone!

I have read a lot of posts from people who have been placed on care plans by their GP's...I was wondering what these are? And how you go about arranging one? Is it just a case of asking the GP?

Basically I am off to my GP for a referral to a surgeon in the next week or two and I was wondering if asking for a care plan for services such as dietician (to see pre-op and possibly post-op if I need any extra support after I am through seeing the surgeons dieticians) a psychologist as I think I may need one to address my issues with food and an exercise physiologist to help me set up a plan for exercise that will help and not add extra stress to my shrinking body. 

I am also not sure if it is worth asking for a plan like this to be put in place prior to meeting with the surgeon or if these services are included in most of the surgery "packages" anyway. It seems silly doubling up on these professionals. I'd love to know of anyone else experience. 

Thanks :)


Hi, the "care plan" is done in conjunction with your GP and the medical centres Primary Health Care Nurse (different from the Practice Nurses who do immunizations, dressings etc) to help the patient manage chronic medical conditions such as MS, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, diabetes, hypertension etc.
The name of the plan is a "Chronic Disease Management Team Care Arrangement".

Even if you qualified under one of these due to your existing and on-going health problems, the number of visits to allied health professionals all up has been cut down to a total of 5.

All the best!
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PostSubject: Re: Care Plans??   Mon 25 Apr 2016, 11:22 am

I went through Western Surgical - Dr Sue Taylor. Standard package, including the surgeon etc.

Highly recommend her and Dr Harmdorf. Both excellent and great to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: Care Plans??   Mon 25 Apr 2016, 11:16 am

Thanks Eshalia,

Do you mind me asking which surgeon you went with and was the care plan a standard part of the "package"?

Thanks again :)
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PostSubject: Re: Care Plans??   Mon 25 Apr 2016, 11:07 am

My care plan came with my surgeon :D 12 months of dietician, gp, psych and exercise physiologist. Guess it depends on which surgeon you are going to :D

Otherwise you can get referrals to suitable dieticians etc. 

Having a care plan is great, I have found that i have needed to email my team with questions and concerns
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PostSubject: Care Plans??   Mon 25 Apr 2016, 10:11 am

Hi everyone!

I have read a lot of posts from people who have been placed on care plans by their GP's...I was wondering what these are? And how you go about arranging one? Is it just a case of asking the GP?

Basically I am off to my GP for a referral to a surgeon in the next week or two and I was wondering if asking for a care plan for services such as dietician (to see pre-op and possibly post-op if I need any extra support after I am through seeing the surgeons dieticians) a psychologist as I think I may need one to address my issues with food and an exercise physiologist to help me set up a plan for exercise that will help and not add extra stress to my shrinking body. 

I am also not sure if it is worth asking for a plan like this to be put in place prior to meeting with the surgeon or if these services are included in most of the surgery "packages" anyway. It seems silly doubling up on these professionals. I'd love to know of anyone else experience. 

Thanks :)
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