It is important that no conflict of interest arises, where clients receive a range of services from a rehabilitation service provider.
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medical management rehabilitation
Medical management support
DVA may identify if a client requires medical management support if the client:
When to use DVA Health Cards
Even where a person is on a medical management rehabilitation plan to assist them to manage their accepted conditions, the cost of any treatment for their conditions must be met via the DVA Health Card system, not through the rehabilitation plan. Treatment includes, but is not limited to, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathic and naturopathic services.
This sectioin contains information about the types of DVA programs that may provide support in addition to medical treatment accessed through a DVA health card.
Medical management rehabilitation intends to assist veterans to understand and learn to utilise the civilian health system. The aim of medical management rehabilitation is that veterans will be able to independently access treatment and support for their accepted conditions.
Medical management rehabilitation includes:
DVA's rehabilitation approach
DVA's approach to rehabilitation is much broader than just treatment to promote physical recovery from an injury or illness related to service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
DVA uses a whole of person approach to rehabilitation which can be best explained by the following definition of rehabilitation used by the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine: