Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Short name:||Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) indicator|
An indicator of whether a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) has been claimed for a person, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) indicator|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
A Team Care Arrangement has been claimed for a person.
CODE 2 No
A Team Care Arrangement has not been claimed for a person.
The Chronic Disease Management Medicare items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) (DoH 2011) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers. The items are designed for patients who require a structured approach to their care. A ‘chronic medical condition’ is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months, including but not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and musculoskeletal conditions (DoH 2014a).
Team Care Arrangements (TCAs) are required by legislation to include a document that describes:
This chronic disease management service is for a patient who:
(a) has at least one medical condition that:
i. has been (or is likely to be) present for at least six months; or
ii. is terminal; and
(b) requires ongoing care from at least three collaborating health or care providers, each of whom provides a different kind of treatment or service to the patient, and at least one of whom is a medical practitioner (DoH 2011).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2014a. Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services. Canberra: DoH. Viewed 4 November 2014,
DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2014b. Questions and Answers on the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items. Canberra: DoH. Viewed 4 November 2014,
DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2011. Medicare Benefits Schedule – Item 723. Canberra: DoH. Viewed 27 May 2011,
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Supersedes Person—Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) indicator, yes/no code N
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