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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.0.38

Health Assessment provided for people aged 45-49 years who are at risk of developing chronic disease

Items 701, 703, 705 and 707 may be used to undertake a health assessment for people aged 45-49 years (inclusive) who are at risk of developing chronic disease.

For the purposes of this health assessment, a patient is at risk of developing a chronic disease if, in the clinical judgement of the attending general practitioner, a specific risk factor for chronic disease is identified.

Risk factors that the general practitioner can consider include, but are not limited to:

(a) lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition or alcohol use;

(b) biomedical risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, impaired glucose metabolism or excess weight; or

(c) family history of a chronic disease. 

A chronic disease or condition is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months, including but not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, mental health conditions, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. 

If, after receiving this health assessment, a patient is identifed as having a high risk of type 2 diabetes as determined by the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool, the general practitioner may refer that person to a subsidised lifestyle modification program, along with other possible strategies to improve the health status of the patient (further information is available at http://www.health.gov.au/preventionoftype2diabetes). 

The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool can be obtained from http://www.health.gov.au/preventionoftype2diabetes 

A health assessment for people aged 45-49 years who are at risk of developing chronic disease may only be claimed once by an eligible patient.

Related Items: 701 703 705 707


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Health Assessments

The category of people eligible for health assessments are :

a)     People aged 40 to 49 years (inclusive) with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes as determined by the Australian     Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

b)     People between the age of 45 and 49 (inclusive) who are at risk of developing a chronic disease

c)     People aged 75 years and older

d)     Permanent residents of a Residential Aged Care Facility

e)     People who have an intellectual disability

f)     Humanitarian entrants who are resident in Australia with access to Medicare services, including Refugees and Special     Humanitarian Program and Protection Program entrants

g)     Former serving members of the Australian Defence Force including former members of permanent and reserve forces

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

701

701 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2010
Description Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Professional attendance by a general practitioner  to perform a brief health assessment, lasting not more than 30 minutes and including:

(a) collection of relevant information, including taking a patient history; and

(b) a basic physical examination; and

(c) initiating interventions and referrals as indicated; and

(d) providing the patient with preventive health care advice and information

Fee: $60.30 Benefit: 100% = $60.30

(See para AN.0.36, AN.0.37, AN.0.38, AN.0.39, AN.0.40, AN.0.41, AN.0.42, AN.0.69 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

703

703 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2010
Description Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Professional attendance by a general practitioner to perform a standard health assessment, lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 45 minutes, including:

(a) detailed information collection, including taking a patient history; and

(b) an extensive physical examination; and

(c) initiating interventions and referrals as indicated; and

(d) providing a preventive health care strategy for the patient

Fee: $140.10 Benefit: 100% = $140.10

(See para AN.0.36, AN.0.37, AN.0.38, AN.0.39, AN.0.40, AN.0.41, AN.0.42, AN.0.69 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

705

705 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2010
Description Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Professional attendance by a general practitioner  to perform a long health assessment, lasting at least 45 minutes but less than 60 minutes, including:

(a) comprehensive information collection, including taking a patient history; and

(b) an extensive examination of the patient's medical condition and physical function; and

(c) initiating interventions and referrals as indicated; and

(d) providing a basic preventive health care management plan for the patient

Fee: $193.35 Benefit: 100% = $193.35

(See para AN.0.36, AN.0.37, AN.0.38, AN.0.39, AN.0.40, AN.0.41, AN.0.42, AN.0.69 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

707

707 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2010
Description Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Professional attendance by a general practitioner to perform a prolonged health assessment (lasting at least 60 minutes) including:

(a) comprehensive information collection, including taking a patient history; and

(b) an extensive examination of the patient's medical condition, and physical, psychological and social function; and

(c) initiating interventions or referrals as indicated; and

(d) providing a comprehensive preventive health care management plan for the patient

Fee: $273.10 Benefit: 100% = $273.10

(See para AN.0.36, AN.0.37, AN.0.38, AN.0.39, AN.0.40, AN.0.41, AN.0.42, AN.0.69 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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  • Anaes - Anaesthetic Values Amended
  • Emsn - EMSN Change
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  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
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