GP Care Coordination Payment expanded

From July 1 2021, GP’s providing care coordination for White Card Holders with accepted mental health conditions will now be able to claim the Coordinated Veterans Care (CVC) payments. The expansion of the CVC program aims to ensure long term health improvements for this cohort.

A doctor holding the hand of an elderly patient. In the background, the doctor is wearing a stethoscope and white doctor’s lab coat. The patient is wearing a white patient gown.

The CVC Program has already proven effective for Gold Card holders in reducing unplanned hospitalisations and improving the quality of life for participants.

In line with the Australian Government’s commitment to addressing veteran mental health and suicide prevention, this expansion will enable GPs and practice nurses to better support veterans with mental ill-health, as well as improving participants’ health literacy and self-management of their condition/s.

Eligible White Card holders with an accepted mental health condition can be enrolled in the CVC Program from 1 July 2021.

GPs can claim the following fees through Medicare, for patients participating in the CVC Program:

Fees that GPs can claim through Medicare for patients in the CVC Program

GP Type

Initial assessment and program enrolment

Item Number

Completion of 90 day period of care — review of care plan and eligibility

Item Number

Total amount year 1

Total amount year 2

GP with practice nurse

$448.05

UP01

$467.55

UP03

$2318.25

$1870.20

GP without a practice nurse

$280.05

UP02

$210.05

UP04

$1120.25

$840.20

*Fees available form 1 July 2021

For more information, please visit the Coordinated Veterans’ Care pages on the DVA website.

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