A Dietitian’s guide to using GP Management and Team Care Arrangement
A great tool for anyone in Private Practice
Presenter: Magali De Castro
The presentation will address the following topics:
- An overview of GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements
- Different “looks” of GPMP/TCA’s
- Collaboration between providers: referral process
- Common questions
- Referral validity
- Reporting requirements
- Receipt requirements
Common questions regarding:
- What if the GP hasn’t put a referral date on the form?
- Are the referrals calendar year or 12 month from referral date?
- Can the referral be used for two years?
- What is the minimum time to be spent with clients for initial and review consults?
- Do we need to keep a copy of the letter that they send back to the GP on file?
- Why does the GP have to rewrite a referral if extra visits need to be added?
- Can dietitians write the GP letter on the computer system that the Doctor uses rather than a written letter?
- How many visits can a dietitian use if the form is blank?
- Referral – if the Doctor has written a referral to another Dietitian in the same practice or a different practice, can a client use this referral with another Dietitian. Is this okay?
- If you are dual qualified as an EP/Diabetes Educator and Dietitian – can you see the same client on the same day for the two different areas and bulk bill?
- What happens if the client claims more visits than approved from another HP and so can’t claim all that were specified for Dietitian?
- Can dietitians charge a gap?
- What is the administrative fee that can be charged?
- What is “appropriate” paperwork?
- Does medicare audit health professionals that are exclusively bulk billing or dothey target any provider that clients have claimed from Medicare?
- What is involved in an audit?
This presentation is available for purchase from Education in Nutrition. For further information please visit: http://educationinnutrition.com.au/recordings/view/a_dietitians_guide_to_using_gp_management_plans_and_team_care_arrangements