The Australian Federal Governement has introduced New Items numbers to make multi-disciplinary care planning and access to allied health services easier for patients.
GP's can now develop a “GP Management Plan” to help you with management of your chronic illness.
If you have complex care needs the GP Management Plan may be supplemented by a “Team Care Plan” which will involve allied health workers.
The new chronic disease items will apply to people with Asthma, Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, Heart & Vascular Disease, Mental Illness and other chronic conditions, as yet unspecified. For this reason, IM Medical has established a Care Plan system which integrates vascular testing into Care Planning for patient’s with chronic disease.
It is well known that patient’s with Chronic Disease have vascular changes. By monitoring these vascular changes using the non-invasive Pulse Wave Analysis technique in the Intelliheart™ system, one can follow the progress of chronic disease.
The Pulse Wave Analysis parameter is a simple easy way of measuring changes in underlying disease state with changes in treatment and management.
IM Medical will do the test, prepare the Care Plan and return you to your GP with the Care Plan and its recommendations, for them to review & you both to agree on your future management.