We are Moving to Mixed Billing From 10th October 2022

 

What will this mean for you?

You may have some out-of-pocket costs associated with your GP attendances/services. The fee is based on the time and complexity of the consult.

 

Appointment Type Out-of-Pocket Fee Medicate Rebate Total Fee
Standard (Less than 15 mins) $15 $39.75 $54.75
Long Consult (20-30 mins) $30 $76.95 $106.95

**Full list of fees can be found here or ask the reception staff

 

We will continue to Bulk Bill

  • Children 15 years and under, pensioners, Concession and DVA Gold card holders except Saturdays and After 6pm weekdays.
  • Covid Vaccinations.
  • Mental Health Care Plans and reviews
  • Chronic Disease Management Plans & Team Care arrangements and reviews
  • Health Assessments.
  • Procedures including excisions.

 

Mansfield Family Practice will become a mixed-billing practice from 10th of October 2022. We have provided quality, fully bulk-billed medical care to the local community for more than 11 years. The costs of running an accredited medical practice, such as ours, continue to rise, and Medicare rebates have not kept pace since 2012 in line with the inflation. Therefore, we have had to make this difficult decision to protect the sustainability of our practice. We appreciate that this is a significant change for our practice and are grateful for your understanding. Your health and wellbeing is important to us. So do not hesitate to let us know if you are facing any financial difficulties.

 

Practice Fee Payments

We will be able to process your refund through Medicare at the time of your visit. Out of pocket payment in full is required on the day of service. The practice offers a variety of payment methods, Cash, Credit Card, or EFTPOS. Account Keeping fees apply if not paid at the time consult.

 

Cancellation/No show Fee

$50.00 non-attendance fee applies for all GP appointments not cancelled within 2 hours of the appointment time and will need to be paid prior to any future appointments. Different non-attendance fees apply for Allied Health. Please refer the fee table for more details.

 

Medical Reports, Pre-Employment Medicals and CTP Forms

Please note that Pre-Employment medicals, completing medical reports and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance forms require appointments and will be privately billed. (Except Centrelink Forms)

 

Worker’s Compensation Consultations

QLD Work Cover – Workers’ compensation consultations will be privately billed until the claim is approved by QLD Workcover. Once the claim number is provided, then the practice will directly bill to Workcover. Private Worker’s Insurance Other than QLD Workcover will be privately billed.

 

Newborn Babies with NO Medicare

Billing for consultations of newborn babies who are eligible for Medicare will be held for a period of one month from the date of 1st consult at the practice.