Archive for September, 2019

Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

We know it is a couple of months away, but it is always a busy time at the practice in the lead up to Christmas. This year the practice will close on Christmas Eve and re-open on the 2nd January. Simon will be consulting up until close on the 24th December and be back on deck on the 3rd January. In the lead-up to the break, Simon will be doing extended hours as he normally does in the busy times.

New Billing Procedures

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

There is a private billing structure in place at the practice. Consultations will still attract a Medicare rebate; however this rebate is now claimed via our HICAPS terminal, with the rebate going back into your preferred Savings or Cheque account. Fees can be paid with a credit card, but the rebate can only go back onto a cheque or savings account.

Eye Examinations are bulk-billed however for patients with:

  • A valid Pension Card
  • A valid Health-Care card
  • School age children will also have their eye exams bulk-billed
  • Contact Lens consultations will not be bulk-billed unless clinically necessary
Item No Description Fee Rebate
10910/1 Initial Consultation $76.00 Range from $28.90 – $57.70
10916 Brief Initial Consultation $42.00 $28.90
10918 Subsequent Consultation $42.00 $28.90
Visual Field Examination $65.00 $55.05
OCT scanning (per eye) $75.00

$45.00 – Concession card holders

No rebate from Medicare