Billing changes affecting ALL private and Bulk-Billed patients from 1st August 2022.
Due to the ongoing discrepancy between operating a general practice clinic and low increase to Medicare rebates offered by the Federal Government our billing policy is changing.
From 1st August 2022, management will be introducing a gap fee for ALL private and bulk-billed patients. This has been a difficult decision for us and we understand it is also difficult for our patients.
Management will introduce a discounted gap fee of $10.00 for all patients currently on a Healthcare Card, Pension Card and children aged up to 16 years for ALL general face to face and telephone consultations Monday – Friday (excluding Dr Teh). Patients without a concession card will be charged a $30.00 gap fee for ALL general face to face consultations and a $20.00 gap fee for all telephone consultations.
DVA patients will not be affected by these changes.
A $30.00 gap fee will be charged to ALL patients on a Saturday for general face to face consultations and a $20.00 gap fee for telephone consultations.
Doctors’ discretion will always be used and patients, who are experiencing financial difficulty, can discuss this with their Doctor.
Bulk-billing may also be offered outside of these guidelines on an individual basis.
Patients without a registered Medicare card will incur a $45.00 gap fee.
Pre-Employment Medicals, Commercial Drivers License Renewals and other procedures/services are not covered under Medicare and will incur a private practice fee.
Please contact the practice for all fees and charges.
It is practice policy that all accounts are settled in full on the day of consultation, NO ACCOUNTS WILL BE ISSUED.
Please note: Dr Christopher Teh privately charges all patients, please contact the practice for Dr Teh’s consulting fees & booking appointments.