Do I need to write a separate EDMP for the psychologist and the dietitian?
No. Only one EDMP plan is needed.
Within that one plan, the referring doctor can specify whether the referral is to be used for eating disorder specific psychological treatment (EDPT) and/or eating Disorder specific dietetic treatment (EDDT).
What if my patient has already had a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and/or Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)?
If a patient has already exhausted all of the sessions available to them under a MHCP (10 sessions) or a CDMP (5 sessions) PRIOR to a EDMP being created, those appointments attended do not count toward the total number of sessions available under a EDMP (40 psych and 20 dietetics).
However, the patient accesses services under a MHCP or CDMP referral AFTER a EDMP has been created it will count toward the total number of sessions available under a EDMP (40 psych and 20 dietetics).
As a GP, how do I refer my patient to a psychiatrist as part of the EDMP review?
If you (the GP) aren’t activating an EDMP plan, and you simply want to refer your patient to a psychiatrist, then you refer to the psychiatrist as per usual.
Should the psychiatrist believe an EDMP is warranted, the psychiatrist would then claim MBS item number associated with the EDMP activation.