Indigenous Chronic Disease Package
Step 2. Offer health checks to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in your care
Encourage your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients to participate in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment and, if required, ongoing management of risk factors for a chronic condition.
Benefits to the practice/service:This provides an opportunity to identify patients who could be registered for the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive.
Each Medical Benefits Schedule Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment (MBS Item 715) attracts MBS benefits.
3 Department of Health and Ageing 2010. Practice Incentives Program: Indigenous Health Incentives Guidelines, March 2010.