PO Box 2052, KARDINYA WA 6163

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How to Refer to A Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Heart Health and Fitness welcomes the opportunity to work with doctors in Perth and nearby areas in caring for your patients.

Our team of exercise physiologists are available and dedicated to serving you and your patients.

Referrals

If you would like to refer your patient to Heart Health and Fitness for exercise physiology services, please use one of the referral forms below providing as much information as you can.

Completed forms can be faxed (08 6444 7476), emailed ([email protected]) or sent via post (PO Box 2052, KARDINYA WA 6163) to Dr Nicole Gordon at Heart Health and Fitness.

Type of Referral Eligible Patients Referral Link
Cardiovascular Any patient who has been diagnosed (including acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, stable angina, peripheral artery disease), managed (using medical therapy, cardiac surgery and/or cardiac medical procedures), or is at risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
Cancer Any patient who has been diagnosed with cancer, is currently or has previously undergone treatment for cancer.
General Any patient with a metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal or mental health condition who would benefit from exercise physiology services.

Referrals

If you would like to refer your patient to Heart Health and Fitness for exercise physiology services, please use one of the referral forms below providing as much information as you can.

Completed forms can be faxed (08 6444 7476), emailed ([email protected]) or sent via post (PO Box 2052, KARDINYA WA 6163) to Dr Nicole Gordon at Heart Health and Fitness.

Cardiovascular

Any patient who has been diagnosed (including acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, stable angina, peripheral artery disease), managed (using medical therapy, cardiac surgery and/or cardiac medical procedures), or is at risk for developing cardiovascular disease.

 

Cancer

Any patient who has been diagnosed with cancer, is currently or has previously undergone treatment for cancer.

 

General

Any patient with a metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal or mental health condition who would benefit from exercise physiology services.

Medicare Referrals

Patients on a GP Management Plan (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangements (TCAs) are eligible for five individual allied health sessions per year on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes can also access Medicare rebates for up to eight allied health group services per calendar year.

 

Item Number Service Provided Eligible Patients Prerequisite for Claiming Referral Link
10953 Exercise physiology service Patients who have a chronic condition and complex care needs GP claimed GPMP and TCA in past 2 years
81110 Exercise physiology service – assessment Patients with Type 2 Diabetes GP claimed GPMP
81115 Exercise physiology service – group service Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Assessed as suitable by Assessment for Group Services (item 81100, 81110 or 81120)
81315 Exercise physiology service Indigenous Australians who have had a health check GP must have completed a health check

Medicare Referrals

Patients on a GP Management Plan (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangements (TCAs) are eligible for five individual allied health sessions per year on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes can also access Medicare rebates for up to eight allied health group services per calendar year.

10953 – Exercise physiology service

Patients who have a chronic condition and complex care needs

Prerequisite – GP claimed GPMP and TCA in past 2 years

 

81110 – Exercise physiology service – assessment

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Prerequisite – GP claimed GMP

 

81115 – Exercise physiology service – group service

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Prerequisite – Assessed as suitable by Assessment for Group Services (item 81100, 81110 or 81120)

 

81315 – Exercise physiology service

Indigenous Australians who have had a health check

Prerequisite – GP must have completed a health check

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Referral

Exercise physiology services include the delivery of clinical exercise interventions to manage chronic disease and the provision of post-acute exercise rehabilitation for people recovering from major injury or illness.

Exercise physiology contributes to the management of:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • osteoporosis
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • and muscular conditions of a chronic nature.

The Local Medical Officer is responsible for checking the eligibility of patients to receive treatment at DVA expense. White cardholders are entitled to receive treatment at DVA expense for their accepted disabilities only.

DVA will not be responsible for costs incurred where prior approval requirements are not followed, where ineligible patients are treated, or where a patient is treated by a provider who is not authorised to provide treatment on behalf of DVA.