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Medicare Information



CAPS: http://www.continence.org.au/pages/continence-aids-payment-scheme-caps.html
Continence Aids Payment Scheme is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the cost of their continence products

Care Plans: available from your GPhttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement
The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items 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.
Australian Childhood Immunisation  Register: 

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)http://www.pbs.gov.au/pbs/home
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme includes details of the medicines subsidised by the Australian Government as well as information for consumers, carers, health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry.

Mental Health Allied Health Planshttps://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicare-allied-health-brochure.htm
Care plans can help you and your GP manage your medical condition by identifying your needs and the action required. If you have a chronic (or terminal) condition, with or without complex care needs, a GPMP will enable your GP to provide a structured approach to your care. It is a plan of action in which you agree management goals with your GP.

Centrelinkhttp://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/themes/carers?from=theme-bar
Carers Fact Sheet  News for Carers Newsletter keeps carers up-to-date with changes to payments and provides useful information from Centrelink and the wider community.

Carers Qld Business Discount Card:  http://carersqld.asn.au/get-involved/the-care-program
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