Better Start Provider
Q Paediatrics is registered to provide services under the Better Start Initiative (BSI) that was introduced by the Australian Government July 1, 2011.
Medicare Rebates for children with Autism and Specific Disabilities
As part of the Better Start Initiative and the Helping Children with Autism schemes there are also Medicare rebates for children up to 15yrs of age as long as the management plan is in place before the child turns 13. You will need a referral from you GP for these Medicare rebates. A fact sheet on these rebates can be found at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/children-disabilites-factsheetforparents
As a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we are able to provide therapeutic supports to children of all ages under their plans to help assist them in working towards their relevant NDIS goals.
Team Care Arrangement (TCA)
If your child has a chronic or complex condition that requires ongoing physiotherapy, they will be eligible for Medicare rebates on 5 treatments in a 12 month period under the Team Care Arrangement. It requires your GP to write a care plan including physiotherapy and/or exercise physiology along with any other allied health therapies required. You will need to bring your referral from your GP.