Planning your health care........

Doctors and nurses at Mossfiel Medical Centre are available to provide you a holistic health approach.

  • There are two types of plans that can be prepared by a General Practitioner (GP) for Chronic Disease Management (CDM):

    • GP Management Plans (GPMP); and

    • Team Care Arrangements (TCAs)

  • If you have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition, your GP may suggest a GPMP.

  • If you also have complex care needs and require treatment from two or more other health care providers, your GP may suggest TCAs as well.

  • Your GP or practice staff must obtain your agreement before providing these plans.

  • If a provider accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service, there will be no out-of-pocket cost. If not, you will have to pay the difference between the fee charged and the Medicare rebate.

  • If you have both a GPMP and TCAs prepared for you by your GP, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates for certain allied health services. It is up to a GP to determine whether you are eligible for these allied health services which must be directly related to the management of your chronic condition.

  • The practice nurse can provide support and monitoring between visits to your GP.

  • Your GP will offer you a copy of your plan.

  • You and your GP should regularly review your plan/s.

  • Care Plan

  • Daibetese Management

  • Team Care arrangements

  • Asthama Management


Team Care Arrangements

If you have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs requiring multidisciplinary care, doctors at Mossfiel Medical centre develop Team Care Arrangements (TCAs). These will help coordinate more effectively the care you need from your GP and other health or care providers.

TCAs require your GP to collaborate with at least two other health or care providers who will give ongoing treatment or services to you. Let your GP or nurse know if there are aspects of your care that you do not want discussed with other health care providers.

GP Management Plan

A GP Management Plan (GPMP) can help people with chronic medical conditions by providing an organised approach to care. A GPMP is a plan of action you have agreed with your GP. This plan:

  • identifies your health and care needs;

  • sets out the services to be provided by your GP; and

  • lists the actions you can take to help manage your condition.