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Bulk billing refers to a health services payment option under the Australia's universal health insurance scheme known as Medicare. Since 1984, Medicare has been providing universal health cover to Australians and even some visitors, whereby public patients seeking treatment in public hospitals are usually treated free of charge.
Who are bulk billing doctors?
Bulk billing doctors are basically medical practitioners who have entered into an agreement with Medicare to offer patients services free of charge or at a subsidised rate. For instance, when you are seeking outpatient services from a General Practitioner (G.P) and are entitled to Medicare benefits, the G.P will not bill you for consultation, but will instead bill Medicare directly. In addition, a bulk billing doctor is not allowed to charge you any additional fees for the services you have received, unless in the case of specialised treatment.
What kind of services are offered under bulk billing?
Medicare allows a range of medical services to be bulk billed. These include:
Whether you are looking for specialised treatment or outpatient services, there are a number of bulk billing doctors on Medicare's panel who will cater to your medical needs. It is however, wise to do some research and find these doctors, because not all medical practitioners in Australia accept bulk billing. Reach out to doctors in your area to see if this is an option they offer.Share