SA Heart billing policy update

Published: Jun 30, 2017


SA Heart is committed to providing quality cardiac care with a patient focused approach. 

As Private Specialists, our policy is that we do not routinely Bulk Bill and payment in full is required on the day of service. Payments can be made by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS or Credit Card.

The Government has announced it will not be indexing the Medicare Schedule fees in 2017 and rebates have now been frozen since November 2012. The Medicare schedule of fees represents what the Federal Government is prepared to contribute towards the cost of health services. Unfortunately this does not cover the full cost of providing high quality care in specialist clinics. The patient co-contribution, or gap, is the difference between the cost of providing high quality health care and the Medicare rebate.

Our cardiologists are independent practitioners with varying fees. Patients are advised of an approximate cost before their appointment. Patients who anticipate financial difficulty are asked to discuss their situation with their referring doctor or our reception staff.

For account enquiries or to make a booking, please call (08) 8297 6888 during business hours.



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