WHAT IS BULK BILLING?
Bulk-billing is when the doctor accepts the Medicare benefit (that’s 85 or 100 per cent of the Schedule fee) as full payment for the services rendered. You don’t have to pay the gap.
When the patient has a valid Medicare card, we choose to bill Medicare directly and obtain the amount scheduled by Medicare only. This means that there is no out of pocket expense or upfront cost to our patients.
HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE CARE I RECEIVE?
We believe that we can provide quality healthcare despite being a bulk billing practice. The needs and requirements of our patients are always paramount and as a result they are always given the time they need.
There is a limited number of procedures and consultation types that are not bulk billed and this is due to them not being covered by Medicare or that the procedure requires the use of consumables at a level that cannot be absorbed. The list of these can be seen on our procedure tab. We work hard to minimise the number of these and appreciate your understanding.