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Billing Policy & Fee Schedule 

At Rutledge Family Medical Centre our aim is to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. We have dedicated staff, highly skilled experienced doctors and nurses within a well-equipped facility. 

Medicare rebates have failed to keep up with the costs of delivering quality medical services. We aim to keep the out of pocket costs to our patients as low as possible while providing the best quality care. 

 

We provide Medicare claiming for our patients where your rebate can be deposited into your nominated bank account. Reception staff are able to provide further info about this. We accept cash, EFTPOS and most credit cards. Payment in full is required at the time of your consultation.

Bulk Billing 

We are able to offer bulk billing for the below 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 

  • Children under the age of 5 

  • Children 5-17 that have a Commonwealth Concession Card 

  • DVA Gold Card holders 

  • DVA White Card holders for their nominated conditions 

  • All vaccines on the National Immunisation Program

  • Health assessments, health management and care plans 

NO BULK BILLING ON WEEKENDS 

Concession Fee

A concession fee will apply for the below 

  • Children 5-17 that do not have a Commonwealth Concession Card 

  • Patients 18 and older with a Commonwealth Concession Card

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Practice Fee

For all other patients not listed above the standard Practice fee will apply 

Telehealth consultations are charged the same as a regular consult. To receive a Medicare rebate for a telehealth consultation you must have been seen in the practice for a face to face appointment in the last 12 months. 

Patients with a chronic condition may be able to access a Bulk Billed consultation every 3 months to manage and support their condition.

Non attendance/Cancellation - If you do not attend or cancel your appointment within 4 hours of the appointment time a fee of $55 will apply. This fee must be paid before any further appointments are made 

GP Consultations 

Appointments on Saturdays and Public Holidays have higher fees but the after rebate cost remains the same 

Title
Practice Fee
Cost to you after rebate
Concession Fee
Cost to you after rebate
Medicare Rebate
Standard Consult - Up to 20 min
$91.40
$50
$71.40
$30
$41.40
Long Consult - 20 to 39min
$130.10
$50
$110.10
$30
$80.10
Prolonged Consult - More than 40 min
$168
$50
$148
$30
$118
Antenatal Consult
$110
$65.85
$110
$65.85
$44.15

Excisions 

Excisions: On the day of your procedure, the amount listed as 'Cost to you after rebate' is payable.

The remainder of the fee is payable when the pathology results of the excision are returned to your GP.  This entire amount is claimable from Medicare as a rebate

Title
Practice Fee
Cost to you after rebate
Concession Fee
Cost to you after rebate
Medicare Rebate

Common Tests & Procedures 

These fees are in addition to any applicable consultation fee

Test/Procedure
Practice Fee
Cost to you after rebate
Concession Fee
Cost to you after rebate
Medicare Rebate

While most fees are listed here, there may be other services that attract a fee. Any fees will be explained to you prior to providing the service/product.

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