|1.||What is Bulk Billing?|
Bulk Billing is when a provider bills Medicare directly for any medical or allied health service that the patient receives.
If a practitioner bulk bills for a service, the practitioner undertakes to accept the relevant Medicare benefit as full payment for the service. Additional charges for that service cannot be raised.
|2.||What is covered by Medicare?|
|Medicare is the basis of Australia’s health care system and covers many health care costs. You can choose whether to have Medicare cover only, or a combination of Medicare and private health insurance. Citizens and most permanent Australian residents are eligible for Medicare.|