Department of Health

(Medicare Australia)

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Thrive Therapy is eligible to provide services under a number of government and private health insurance schemes. 

A list of Department of Health (Medicare Australia) plans you may be eligible for: -

Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)  - Previously named Enhanced Primary Care Plan

This funding is a part rebate approved by your GP and is up to 5 allied health sessions per year.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicare-allied-health-brochure.htm

Follow-up Allied Health Services for People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent (MBS Items 81300-81360)

This funding is children who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent and is a part rebate approved by your GP and is up to 5 allied health sessions per year. This is in addition to the 5 CDM allied health sessions per year.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare_mbsitems81300_81360

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare_ATSI_mbsha_resource_kit

Helping Children with Autism Program

This funding is approved by your paediatrician if your child has a diagnosis of ASD.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/autism-children

PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE the'Helping Children with Autism Program' and FaHCSIA HCWA (Helping Children with Autism) they are different funding sources.

The medicare funding is funded by Dept of Health using medicare numbers that are activated by your your paediatrician.  There are medicare numbers for assessment and intervention sessions. Please read from the above link for more specific detail.

FAHCSIA is available to Children 0-6.5 years for a limited time whereby funding is activated for therapy intervention.