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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
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(Question No. 622)

Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 21 September 2011:

In respect of the GP Super Clinics Program, (a) how does her department assess the level of Chronic Disease Management (CDM) at a GP Super Clinic, and in total (b) how many (i) CDM items have been paid by Medicare, (ii) GP Management Plans have been prepared, (iii) Team Care Arrangements have been coordinated, and (iv) Medicare funded CDM allied health items have been delivered, at a GP Super Clinic.

Ms Roxon: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The Department receives Implementation Progress Sheets from each operational GP Super Clinic. These Sheets include information on the range of primary care services including acute services, preventative services and chronic disease management services that are provided at each Clinic.

(b) This information is confidential under the secrecy provisions (Section 130) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 as it would provide activity and billing information for individual medical practices.

Under the GP Super Clinics Program, self reported data is collected on patient presentations to GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. Data is not collected on the basis of Medicare/non-Medicare services.