Practice Billing Policy
The everyday cost of running a Medical practice has continued to increase and unfortunately the Medicare Patient Rebate has failed to keep up with these costs. Therefore in order for our dedicated team of Doctors, Nurses and Support team to continue providing a high level of medical care and service the Bluff Point Doctor’s Surgery has had to amend our Billing Policy. Commencing the 1st of August 2022 all patients will be required to pay a gap or out of pocket cost, including concession and pension card holders. All consult fees must be paid on the day of your appointment, If you hold a valid Medicare card and you have your bank details registered with Medicare we may be able to provide you with the Medicare rebate directly into your account on the day.
Standard doctor consultation prices
Commonwealth Concession card Holder fee
Health care/Pensioner card
Rebate (amount that Medicare will cover and pay to the practice or to the patient (if eligible)
straight forward consult
less than 20 min
less than 40min consult in relation to one or more health related issues
A consult lasting more than 40 mins in relation to one or more health related issues
Medical Safety Net
If you need to see a doctor or have tests regularly you could end up with high medical costs. The Medicare Safety Net is designed to help you when you need it most. Contact Medicare for more information.
Consumables and private vaccinations
When you attend the practice there may be consumables used. Consumables can include medical products, local anaesthetic, disposable surgical instruments, sterilising, sutures, casts , dressings and vaccines. These are payable on the day and cannot be claimed back from Medicare. All costs will be discussed with you at the time of consultation, If you would like a quote on vaccination costs please contact the practice.