A chronic medical condition has been, or is likely to be, present for at least six months or is terminal. Anyone with a chronic or terminal medical condition can have a GP Management Plan in place.
If you have a chronic medical condition, your doctor may suggest a GP Management Plan.
The GP Management plan is an agreed plan of action between you and your GP. The plan:
- identifies your health care needs
- sets out the services to be provided by your GP and
- lists the steps that you need to take
If you need treatment from 2 or more health professionals, your doctor may also put a Team Care Arrangement plan in place for you. The Team Care Arrangement lets your doctor work with and refer you to at least two other health professionals who will provide treatment or services to you.
You may be eligible for Medicare benefits for specific allied health services if your doctor prepares both types of plans for you.