BILLING & FEES
PRIVATE BILLING VS BULK BILLING
At Seville Medical the quality of care that you receive is a product of the relentless effort, expertise and dedication of our team and modern well-equipped clinic. Unfortunately, the reality is that Medicare bulk-billing rebates no longer cover the cost of providing high quality care. The costs of running a practice (such as staff wages, practice rent, cost of specialised equipment, resources and IT, electricity, water, insurances and so on) increase every year, but the Medicare return to practices hasn’t kept up with changing times and, in fact, some rebates have been reduced or cut altogether, making it impossible to sustain a quality practice on bulk-bill fees alone. For this reason, we are a private billing practice although we do bulk bill a significant amount of our services.
Seville Medical Centre is a private billing practice and fees are payable at the time of consultation. However, we do bulk bill certain services -
- Pensioners and children under 16 yrs are BULK BILLED
- Patients holding a DVA Gold Card are BULK BILLED
- Health Care Card Holders are billed at REDUCED RATES
Bulk billing is also available, at doctor discretion, to any patients who are experiencing significant financial difficulties. All privately billed consultations receive a rebate from Medicare. We are able to arrange for this rebate to be deposited into your account upon full payment of your consultation fee. The fees below are indicative of fees billed by doctors in the practice and patients should be aware that individual doctors may bill at different rates. Charges will vary depending on the length of time you spend with the doctor and the complexity of your medical condition.
Indicative Fees – May 2016
|CONSULTATION FEES||MEDICARE REBATE||OUT OF POCKET|
|STANDARD FOR HEALTH CARE CARD HOLDER||$55.70||$38.20||$17.50|
If your doctor refers you to another doctor, a specialist, or for any investigative tests please ask about fees and other costs that may arise.
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED:
- Cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- *Credit card telephone payments accepted
If you are unable to attend for a scheduled appointment, please contact us to cancel or change your appointment time. A fee may be charged for failure to attend or cancellation at short notice. (Please note: this fee is not Medicare rebatable).