Chronic Medicine Management
What is chronic medicine?
Medicine for potentially life-threatening illnesses, like diabetes.
Medicine used on an ongoing basis to treat disabling chronic i llnesses that have a negative effect on your health and quality of life.
Very expensive, short-term medicine (usually prescribed for more than three months) that will prevent other complications, such as hospitalisation.
Chronic medicine must be pre-authorised by the Medicine Management department to ensure appropriateness and cost effectiveness. Some medicines are not paid in full if they are not on the Scheme's formulary or Medicine Price List (MPL).
Always check with your doctor to see if the most cost effective medicine is prescribed according to the MPL and the formulary list of medicines so that you do not need to pay out of your own pocket.