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Person—GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721) indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGP Management Plan indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termGPMP indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441514
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 21/11/2013
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a person has received a GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721), as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721) indicator

Value domain attributes

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Yes

A person has received a GP Management Plan.

CODE 2   No

A person has not received a GP Management Plan.

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The Chronic Disease Management Medicare items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions. This item is designed for patients who require a structured approach to their care. To be eligible for a GP Management Plan (GPMP) a patient must have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition; one that has been or is likely to be present for 6 months or longer, including, but not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus and musculoskeletal conditions (Department of Health and Ageing 2011a).

A GPMP is required by legislation to be a comprehensive written plan that describes:

• the patient’s health care needs, health problems and relevant conditions

• management goals with which the patient agrees

• actions to be taken by the patient

• treatment and services the patient is likely to need

• arrangements for providing these treatment and services

• a date to review these matters (Department of Health and Ageing 2011b).

This chronic disease management service is for a patient who has at least one medical condition that:

(a)    has been (or is likely to be) present for at least six months; or

(b)    is terminal (Department of Health and Ageing 2011c).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Origin:Help on this term

Department of Health and Ageing 2011a. Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra. Viewed 27 May 2011,
<http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/
Content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement
>

Department of Health and Ageing 2011b. GP Management Plans (Medicare item 721). Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra. Viewed 27 May 2011, <http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/
Content/81BB2DB118217838CA2576710015F3B3/$File/
Important%20Reminders%20About%20GPMPs%20Nov%2009.pdf

Department of Health and Ageing 2011c. Medicare Benefits Schedule – Item 721. Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra. Viewed 27 May 2011,
<http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/
fullDisplay.cfm?type=item&qt=ItemID&q=721
>

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person—GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721) indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 11/11/2014, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2012-14 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI07a-Number of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721), 2012 Health, Superseded 23/02/2012
Indigenous primary health care: PI07a-Number of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721), 2013 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013
Indigenous primary health care: PI07b-Proportion of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721), 2012 Health, Superseded 23/02/2012
Indigenous primary health care: PI07b-Proportion of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a GP Management Plan (MBS Item 721), 2013 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013
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