Changes to MBS Phone/Telehealth Bulk-Billing Services

Telehealth and Phone services by Inkerman Medical Group, Doctors in Southeast Melbourne

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!