MBS programs and initiatives for allied health professionals

Allied health practitioners must register with Medicare to be eligible to provide services under the following initiatives.

Chronic Disease Management

Chronically ill patients who have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement can access Medicare benefits for allied health services.

Read these education guides about:

You can get referral forms and resources for Chronic Disease Management on the Department of Health website.

Better Access

Better Access means patients can get Medicare benefits for selected mental health services provided by eligible:

  • GPs
  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists.

Read about:

Better Start for Children with Disability

Medicare benefits are available for the early diagnosis and treatment of children with an eligible disability.

Read about:

Helping Children with Autism

Children with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders can get Medicare benefits for assessment, diagnosis and the creation of a treatment and management plan.

Children with both an eligible disability and autism or other pervasive developmental disorder can access either:


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Page last updated: 5 March 2020