Our Billings Explained
Here at Moreland GP, we are predominantly a private billing practice and appreciate full payment of fees on the day of consultation. We accept Cash, Credit card, or EFTPOS.
A Medicare rebate will apply to most consultation fees. At the time of payment, the rebate can be returned directly into your bank account via your EFTPOS card OR you may choose to have it directly deposited into your account from Medicare.
Our fees remain below those recommended by the AMA and our billing policy is displayed on our notice board in reception. Please discuss with your doctor if your medical care is causing you financial difficulties
Due to the Medicare changes for some MBS items commencing October, we have had to return to Mixed Billings for some.
Moreland General Practice will continue to Bulkbill:
Pensioners, Healthcare card holders , children <16 years, Chronic Disease Management plans and reviews, follow up reviews, including calls directed by your doctor in regards to results, reminders and recalls.
For all other patients FEES MAY APPLY for both Telehealth (Telephone consults) and Face 2 Face consultations.
For all Telehealth consultations - You can pay by credit card over the phone following your appointment. Your doctor will either transfer the call to our reception staff or - they will call you later on the same day to finalize your account. The out of pocket costs are the same as with in-person appointments.
As we are a mixed billing clinic we do have some Bulk Billing doctors available . Some procedures/plans are also eligible to be Bulk Billed. Please note there is NO Bulk Billing on Saturdays, or after 5pm Weekdays.
What is Bulk Billing?
Our Bulk Billing Doctors
Dr. Clare Matheson
What is a Mixed Billing Clinic?
Direct Billing to DVA will apply for Veteran’s Affairs cardholders. There is no out of pocket fee for Veteran’s Affairs holders.
These are services provided by our practitioners for the management of work related /traffic accident injuries and illnesses. All consultations require full payment on the day unless the Victorian Workcover authority or TAC has accepted full liability and all excess payments have been met.