Chronic Disease Management Plans

Exercise Physiology with a CDM Plan

Medicare’s chronic disease management plan (CDM) is designed to support individuals to manage chronic diseases and/or musculoskeletal injuries.

A CDM plan is prepared by your GP and is designed to manage chronic disease, defined as a medical condition or injury, which has been experienced or is likely to be experienced for 6 months or longer.

Medical conditions typically covered under the CDM program include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes (Type 2)
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Musculoskeletal conditions

Your GP will determine the type of practitioner support for you, which may include a maximum of 5 Medicare rebated services (one hour sessions) per each calendar year for services like Exercise Physiology. The rebate at the time of writing this is $52.95 per session that you can claim back from Medicare to meet part of your out of pocket costs of the sessions.

How do I obtain a CDM Plan for Exercise Physiology sessions for my rehabilitation?

Your GP determines your eligibility based on your medical history so you should discuss the CDM program with your treating GP and its potential benefits.

If eligible, your GP would then make a referral to Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation for Accredited Exercise Physiology services via the CDM Medicare referral form.


If you require further information or assistance regarding rebates available for Accredited Exercise Physiology Services through Medicare or Private Health insurance contact our friendly administration team at Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation on (07) 3310 4969. Click here – to download a copy of the CDM Medical referral form to take to your GP.

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