Medicare Information

for Referring Doctors and Practise Nurses

Dietitian – Item 10954 – Team Care Arrangements

Dietitian – Item 81120 and 81125 – Diabetes Group Education

  • Please note clients will be asked to pay the full fee at the time of the appointment and will be issued a receipt to take to Medicare to claim the rebate. There is a gap payment for most clients, however concession card holders on an EPC will be bulk billed for review
    appointments.
  • Both weight loss groups can utilise Item Numbers 81120 and 81125 which provides for group education run by a Dietitian for patients with Diabetes, as weight loss is well recognised to be relevant to better Diabetes outcomes.
  • All patients will have an initial assessment prior to referral to the group program(s) to ensure suitability to the group format and to maximise patient understanding of what is involved.

The group programs not only offer your patients excellent guidance and
support, but also the opportunity to save money on consultation fees.

Documentation

To assist in patient care, please include the following with your referral:

  1. A copy (or summary) of Items 721 and 725 or Items 81120 and 81125 (diabetes group item).
  2. Requesting Consent form for the Allied Health Provider to be included in the team care arrangement. This will be faxed back to
    you or returned with the first written report.
  3. Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program Referral Form for Allied Health Services under Medicare. Please indicate the number of services you allocate to the Dietitian. (maximum five per calendar year)
  4. Past and presenting medical conditions.
  5. Current medications.
  6. Relevant pathology results such as:
    Fe studies, FBG/OGTT, HbA1C, Lipid profiles.

Patients who do not have a chronic health condition but require the
services of a Dietitian can also be referred to Body Warfare Nutrition. We
have provider registration with multiple private health insurers and have
the HICAPS facility to allow smooth processing of the patient’s claim.
Please note that allergy advice and treatment are not currently offered by
Body Warfare Nutrition.

Please send all paperwork with patient, ready for the appointment date.

All enquiries, Lisa 0413 956 107 Appointments 1300 725 806
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