Consultation Fee Information

CHANGES TO BULK BILLING EFFECTIVE 1ST FEBRUARY 2020

At Doctors of Tewantin we strive to provide high quality health care to all our patients. Over the last 9 years we have continued to bulk bill concession card holders despite the government freezing the rebate to practices.

On January 1st 2020, the government went one step further and reduced the Medicare bulk billing payment to all practices. Obviously, the cost to our practice of providing quality health care has not reduced.

We are no longer able to continue to bulk bill Pension/Health Care/Commonwealth Seniors Card Holders.

 

Fees from 1 February 2020 are as follows:

Short Consultation:      Medicare Item A (less than 5 minutes)             $25      Rebate $17.50

Standard Consultation: Medicare Item B (5-20 minutes)                       $80      Rebate $38.20

Longer Consultation:    Medicare Item C (20 – 40 minutes)                  $120    Rebate $73.95

Pension/Health Care/Commonwealth Seniors Card Holders            $50      Rebate $38.20

 

The following patients will continue to be bulk billed directly to Medicare, at the Doctor’s discretion:
• All children still at school
• Veteran Affair Card Holders
• Health Assessments & Chronic Disease Management

NEW PATIENTS: Please note, regardless of concession cards, your first consultation will be charged privately.

Fees are payable at the time of consultation by Cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa. Medicare refund the rebate back to you either directly into your bank account or onto a debit card by the next day. You will be out of pocket only the gap payment.

PLEASE BRING YOU CURRENT MEDICARE CARD & ANY PENSIONER OR HEALTH CARE CARDS TO THE SURGERY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

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