Depending on which clinic you attend and the examination required, a Medicare Item number may be attracted and rebate applied. If your examination does not attract a Medicare rebate, our staff will inform you prior to your examination. The Medicare rebate represents what the Federal Government is prepared to contribute towards the cost of health services. For many imaging studies, the Medicare rebate is substantially less than the actual cost of providing the service and you will be asked to make a gap payment. The gap payment is the difference between the fee charged and the Medicare rebate. The size of the gap payment varies depending on the type of examination.
Fees charged by our clinics are consistent with providing a high quality medical imaging service. The fees vary depending on the procedure required, and sometimes on the number of tests performed. Patients are advised of the cost of their examination when making an appointment.
St Stephen's Medical Imaging - Hervey Bay & Maryborough accept Mastercard, Visa, cheque or cash and provide EFTPOS facilities to facilitate easy payment of accounts on the day. We can also lodge Medicare claims electronically, so that Medicare rebates are automatically sent to your nominated bank account.
Pensioners and Healthcare card holders are either bulk-billed or billed at a concessional rate for most Medicare rebateable examinations.
For further information on our billing policy please Contact us.