The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of the medical services for which the Australian Government will pay a Medicare rebate to Medicare card holders, to provide patients with financial assistance towards the costs of their medical bills. Medicare rebates do not, and were never intended to, cover the full cost of medical services. The Medicare Schedule Fee has been set by the Government to determine the amount of rebate that patients receive.
Medicare offer a rebate for most of our services, provided you have a current referral.
From July 1st 2016, Medicare rebate cheques have stopped. This means you will need to register your bank account details with Medicare so the rebate can be paid directly into your bank account via EFT.
We can send the claim to Medicare through a secure internet connection or through our EFTPOS terminal. Medicare then processes the claim and will pay your Medicare benefit:
- directly onto the EFTPOS card account you used for payment, or
- into the bank account you have registered with Medicare.