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MALVERN MEDICAL CENTRE FEES


FEE POLICY - EFFECTIVE 1ST OCTOBER 2022

Malvern Medical Centre is a private billing clinic.

Fees vary depending on patient age, concessional status and the duration and complexity of the service.

Bulkbilling and reduced out of pocket fees are at the doctor’s discretion.

PRIVATE FEE

  • Private out of pocket fees apply for all non-concessional patients aged 16 years and over.

CONCESSIONAL FEE

  • Reduced out of pocket fees apply for pensioners, healthcare card holders and non-concessional children aged 5-15 years.
  • A Commonwealth Seniors Card is not a concession card and does not guarantee reduced fees.

BULKBILLING

  • Bulkbilling is available for the following patient groups on Monday to Friday:
    • Children until their 5th birthday
    • Concessional children aged 15 years and younger
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card Holders
  • The following services are typically bulkbilled:
    • Childhood vaccinations
    • Preparation and review of care plans (chronic disease management plans)
    • Home Medication reviews
    • Health assessments for eligible patient groups including:
      • Age 75 years and over (annual assessment)
      • Age 45-49 years at risk of chronic disease (one-off assessment)
      • Age 40-49 years at high risk of diabetes (one assessment every 3 years)

WEEKENDS

  • Private out of pocket fees (with surcharge) apply for all weekend consultations and services for all patients, regardless of age or concessional status.

PROCEDURES

  • Private out of pocket fees apply for all procedures including iron infusions, Mirena and Implanon insertions, skin biopsies and excisions.
  • Private out of pocket fees also apply for full body skin checks.

TELEHEALTH

  • The same fee structure applies for telehealth as for face-to-face consultations.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

  • Some doctors may elect to vary the standard practice fees in special circumstances at their discretion.

Patients in genuine financial hardship are encouraged to discuss their individual circumstances with their doctor.

PAYMENT OF FEES

  • Full payment is required on the day via credit/debit card (EFTPOS).
  • Using the practice’s Tyro machines, the Medicare Rebate may be refunded onto the patient’s card or into their bank account on the same day.
  • Alternatively, the rebate may be paid directly into the patient’s bank account within 3 days if these details are supplied to Medicare.
  • We do not accept payment in cash nor do we accept American Express nor Diners Club cards.

NON-MEDICARE SERVICES

  • Workers' Compensation and Third-Party claims must be paid in full on the day.
  • Full private fees apply for all medical reports and comprehensive medical examinations for which there is no Medicare rebate, including Commercial Driving Medicals.
  • Full private fees apply for patients who do not have a valid Medicare card.

CANCELLATION FEE

  • A fee of $50 may be applied at the doctor's discretion for patients who change or cancel an appointment with less than 4 hours’ notice.

STANDARD PRACTICE FEES

CONSULT (LEVEL)

MEDICARE REBATE

BULK-BILLED

PRIVATE FEE

CONCESSIONAL FEE

Brief

(Item 3)

$18.20

No fee

$50.20

(Fee $32.00)

$33.20

(Fee $15.00)

Standard

(Item 23)

$39.75

No fee

$86.75

(Fee $47.00)

$59.75

(Fee $20.00)

Long

(Item 36)

$76.95

No fee

$151.95

(Fee $75.00)

$106.95

(Fee $30.00)

Prolonged

(Item 44)

$113.30

No fee

$213.30

(Fee $100.00)

$143.30

(Fee $40.00)

Saturdays

As above

Not available

$15 surcharge on above fees

$10 surcharge on above fees

Note: Dr Panozzo has his own independent fee structure and will continue to bulkbill all pensioners, healthcare card holders and children 15 years and younger.

OUT-OF-POCKET FEES APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

  • Scripts without appointment $20
  • Referrals or forms without appointment $30
  • Full body skin cancer checks $50 fee (concession $30)
  • Excisions: $100 fee (concession $70)
  • Biopsies: $80 gap (concession $50)
  • Iron infusions: $120 fee (concession $90)
  • Mirena insertions: $200 fee (concession $70)
  • Mirena removals $50
  • Implanon insertions and removals: $100 (concession)
  • Dressings: $15-50 out-of-pocket fee depending on complexity

MEDICARE SAFETY NET

If patients need to see a doctor or have tests regularly, Medicare Safety Nets can help to lower out of pocket medical costs.

These costs can include those incurred for:

  • seeing a doctor or specialist
  • some tests and scans like blood tests and CT scans.

When patients spend over a certain amount in a calendar year, Medicare will provide a higher rebate than usual. Medicare calculate the Safety Nets each calendar year, 1 January to 31 December.

Patients enrolled in Medicare are eligible for Medicare Safety Nets.

Click here for more details: https://www.servicesaustralia....

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