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Chronic Disease Update - November 2018

November 01, 2018

We have realigned Chronic Disease services funded by the PHN to the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions with commissioning currently in progress. New providers will commence delivering services on the 1st of January 2019 and will focus on providing prevention services, care to support people with chronic conditions to optimise quality of life and services to meet the needs of our priority populations.

New Chronic Disease services

New services funded by the PHN for Chronic Disease may offer the following interventions and support: 

Care Coordination

Care coordination for clients with complex chronic conditions including when there is co-morbidity such as mental health and other chronic conditions.

Interventions from Health Professionals

Individual service provision from allied health professionals.  These services may include physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology, diabetes education and dietetics, occupational therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and group interventions.

Telehealth Interventions

Providing support services via phone or online for people living in regional and rural areas, or those who are unable to attend services in person. 

Multi-disciplinary Interventions

Provides services that target high incidence chronic conditions and/or risk factors, including:

  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis 

What do I need to do?

Right now, you don’t need to do anything. Contracts with current Chronic Disease providers have been extended until the 31st of December 2018 and you can continue to refer your patients to these services. New providers will be ready to commence receiving referrals as of the 1st of January 2019.

Download our Chronic Disease Update fact sheet

Contact

If you would like more information, or have questions regarding Chronic Disease Services funded by the PHN, please contact Belinda May, Senior Program Officer on 07 4615 0900 or email belinda@ddwmphn.com.au  

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