Billing and fees
Will I have to pay a fee?
Many of our studies are Bulk Billed to Medicare. In these cases Medicare pays us a rebate to cover the cost
of your scan and you don't have to pay anything.
However, there are a number of scans, especially MRI and Ultrasound, where the Medicare rebate does not
cover the full cost of the scan and you will be required to pay a fee (gap). All fees need to be paid on the day
of your examination.
Please clarify if there will be any 'out of pocket' fee when you make your booking.
Pensioners and Health Care Card Holders
We normally Bulk Bill patients with a Health Care Card or a Centrelink Pension Card, however there are some exceptions. Please clarify this with the receptionist when you make your booking.
Department of Veteran Affairs
If you have a Department of Veteran Affairs card please inform the recpetionist when you book. There is usually no out of pocket fee for DVA patients. We need to get DVA approval for some examinations. Please clarify this with the receptionist.
Workers Compensation, MAIB and Private Insurance cover
If the cost of an MRI scan will be paid by an insurance organisation we need to have written approval from the relevant insurer before we can conduct the scan.
Unfortunately, if payment is not approved prior to the scan then you will need to pay the fee in full on the day and claim the cost back from your insurer.