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Billing: Bulk Billing Available
Referral must include: • Patient demographics including full name, date of birth, contact details, postal address or contact address (if not the same as usual residence) • Date of referral • Referring practitioner’s full name, address and contact details • Referring practitioner’s provider number and signature • Detailed reason for referral (including the problem to be assessed, degree of loss of function, pain experienced, ect) • Relevant information about patient’s condition such as previous medical/ surgical treatment (include systemic and topical medications prescribed for the condition) and any associated medical conditions which may affect the condition or its treatment (e.g. Diabetes) • Current medications and doses, prescribed and over the counter (Note any recent changes in drug therapy) • Allergies (drug/ topical preparation) • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander status
Desirable Referral Information: • Relevant psychological and social issues impacted by condition • Smoking and alcohol history • South Sea Islander status • Medicare Number • Interpreter requirements • Patient status (DVA, Work cover, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Medicare Ineligible)
• FBC, E/LFT, ABGs if applicable • Recent results of specific tests, eg Pertussis, Legionella, Mycoplasma • X-ray & scan reports • Spirometry if available • Smoking history • Outline the degree that presenting problem is affecting the ADLs eg: Breathlessness • Purpose of the consultation • Urgency? < 2 weeks, < 4 weeks, < 8 weeks • Current exercise tolerance