Diabetes Educators can help you with
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Diabetes and pregnancy
- Gestational diabetes
- Type 1
- Type 2
- Newly diagnosed
- Provision of blood glucose monitor and other equipment
- Insulin starts and adjustment
- Medication advice
- Useful Apps for diabetes health
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
How much does it cost?
A Diabetes Education session is $80 .00
With a CDMP Medicare reimburses $56.00 of the diabetes educator’s fee.
Diabetes Education session $80.00 – Medicare reimbursement $56.00 = $24.00 gap.
A long consultation is $120.00.
Diabetes Health Melbourne can accept credit card payments or direct payment into the bank account noted on the account. A tax receipt will be issued on payment of the fee.
Medicare Rebates – Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)
This is a Medicare program where eligible participants (see below for details) are able to get a rebate ($56.00 in the 2022/23 financial year) for up to 5 sessions in a calendar year.
Am I eligible for Medicare rebates?
If you have a chronic medical condition, your GP may refer you for Diabetes Education, Osteopathy, Chiropractic or Dietetics services under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care or EPC).
What is a chronic medical condition?
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease, stroke, musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis and conditions that affect the spine such as long term or severe back and neck pain.
Am I eligible for a referral?
Speak to your GP, who will determine whether a CDM plan is appropriate for you and can refer you for a maximum of five allied health services per calendar year.
Private Health Cover
Those with extras cover on their private health insurance should contact their insurance company. Ring your insurance company in advance to check what they cover.
It is the client’s responsibility to obtain any rebate from Medicare or their Private Health Insurance Company.