Changes to MBS Phone/Telehealth Bulk-Billing Services

Dear patients!

Inkerman Medical Group has been on the front line in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis providing the best possible care to our patients. We would like to continue providing the much-needed support to our patients and would like to advise you of the changes to the Medicare Benefits Scheme in regards to billing of appointments.

As of 1 October 2020, the following changes will come into effect:

We will return to our previous pricing structure for consultations, the same fee will apply whether a doctor sees you in person or provides a telehealth consultation. Reception staff will call you later in the day to process the payment and facilitate the Medicare rebate claiming process.

Charges for in person / telehealth consultation are as follows:

  • Standard appointment (up to 15 mins) – $82 (Medicare rebate $38.75)
  • Long appointment (up to 30 mins) – $140 (Medicare rebate $75.05)

Additional charges apply on weekends.

These changes will allow our doctors to see you in a safe and convenient way.

Reception is always happy to assist you in booking and organising payment for your phone/telehealth appointment, however, please note that reception cannot ask the doctor if your appointment will be bulk-billed.

Thank you for your understanding!

Related Articles