New Billing Policy from 1st July 2022

06 June 2022

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Our goal at Shell Cove Family Health remains the same as when we opened in July 2011, to provide the highest quality healthcare with a focus on preventative health and chronic disease management.


To sustain and build on what we have achieved so far, we must be able to recruit and retain the highest quality GPs, Nurses and Admin staff.

 

Unfortunately, year on year, Medicare rebates for GP services have failed to increase at a rate that has kept up with all other cost increases that a general practice incurs.  This means that Shell Cove Family Health needs to increase our fees as of the 1st of July 2022.


A concessional rate will now be in place for the following patients:

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession or Health Care Card holders
  • Centrelink Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders
  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients registered for CTG


Bulk-Billing remains the same for the following services if you have a valid Medicare card:

  • Chronic disease management (for eligible patients)
  • Health assessments (for eligible patients)
  • Immunisations as per the National Immunisation Schedule
  • COVID-19 vaccinations

 

NEW STANDARD RATES

Consultation

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Gap fee to patient

Short

$58.20

$18.20

$40

Standard

$79.75

$39.75

$40

Long

$116.95

$76.95

$40

Prolonged

$153.30

$113.30

$40

 

NEW CONCESSIONAL RATES

Consultation

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Gap fee to patient

Short

$38.20

$18.20

$20

Standard

$59.75

$39.75

$20

Long

$96.95

$76.95

$20

Prolonged

$133.30

$113.30

$20