Premier Medicine Billing Policy
Premier Medicine is a Private Practice.
We charge the patient directly for all medical services and products.
For those eligible to claim Medicare rebates for medical services provided we will help the patient claim their rebate by submitting the rebate request on line - when the system allows to do so.
Correct demographic and Medicare details have to be provided to practice in order to do this.
There are occasions when more than one item of service is provided when Medicare might not allow an on line rebate - in this instance the patient will need to organise this.
The cost of a consultation at Premier Medicine has remained stable for over 3 years but does increase from time to time.
The cost of consultation is dependent upon the time taken, sometimes the complexity of the problems presented or the number of problems presented plus the costs of a specific procedure if one is carried out and possibly equipment/dressing costs.
The charges listed here are not an exhaustive list of costs you might incur and are only up to date at the time of writing ie 1.6.2021.
Should you require more detailed information of possible charges please email us with the details of the likely consultation time length and any procedure you are expecting to have and we will reply to you ASAP.
Medicare has some complex rulings which can mean that the doctor cannot always cover all the things you want to have done on the one day or one appointment time and still retain eligibility for a Medicare rebate for all services provided. Should his be the case the doctor will discuss this you.
INDICATIVE charges for adults for some of the commonly used Medicare Item Numbers in our practice.
We charge children under 16 yo 85% of the adult rate.
Item 23 15-20 minute consultation -$100
Item 36 20-40 minute more complex consultation - $190,
Item 44 over 40 minute - $240
Item 2715 20-40 minute Mental Health Treatment Plan preparation $200
Item 2717 40+ minute Mental Health Plan Treatment preparation $260
Item 2712 Review Mental Health Treatment Plan 20-40 minutes $200
Item 2715 Mental Health Consultation 20-40 minutes $200
Item 16500 Antenatal Care attendance up to 20 minutes $110
Item 73806 Pregnancy Test $15
Item 721 Preparation of a Care Plan
Item 723 Organisation of Communication of between participants in a Care Plan
NB 1 both item numbers 721 and 723 are charged together on the same day but NO other Medicare service can be offered to the patient on that day in order to be eligible for a Medicare rebate.
NB 2 There are thousands of Medicare Item numbers, your doctor/health practitioner can tell you which ones pertain to your consultation, the fees they incur and amount of Medicare rebate you might be eligible for.