Bulk billing is a payment option under the medicare system of universal health insurance. It covers a certain range of health services which is listed in the medicare benefits. Usually, the doctors are paid 85% of the fee directly by the government for billing the patient via the medicare card.
The bulk billing medical epicenter accepts the full payment for the service provided. The doctor sends the bill directly to the medical center. The patients cannot be charged additionally for the service. They have the right to collect fees from the patients directly.
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Most of the general practitioner services are bulk billed. The key purpose of billing is to provide an economic constraint on medical charges. If the patients are bulk billed, then the patients medicare card will be swiped and the patients will be asked to sign in a form and will not need to pay anything.
Medical center also provides extra payments to doctors every time for bulk billing pensioners, health care card holders and for those who are aged 16 and under. If they bulk bill the above mentioned patients, the patients will be asked to sign in a form after the appointment and will be given a copy of the form. They will not be charged for any other costs such as booking of the appointment, charge for the bandages.