Removal of Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Terminology

The Department of Health has removed all references to EPC in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Group A15

Page last updated: 09 January 2014

The Department of Health has removed all references to EPC in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Group A15 (GP management plans, team care arrangements, multidisciplinary care plans and case conferences) items 721-779 and in the Miscellaneous Group 3 (allied health individual) items 10950-10970.

The change has been made because the GP Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) care planning items were removed from the MBS in 2005 and replaced by the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items (721-731). The term CDM is current and the term 'EPC' is now obsolete.

EPC language has also been removed from the MBS Group A14 (Health Assessments) items.