Billing

Patients will be given an estimate of cost at the time of booking. Pension, Health Care and DVA card holders will be Bulk Billed for services for general diagnostic imaging.

Our reception team lodge Medicare claims electronically, so that Medicare rebates are automatically sent to your nominated bank account.

All patients are required to settle their accounts on the day of service, unless otherwise organised with our team prior to your services, the following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Cash
  • Personal Cheque
  • EFTPOS and;
  • Major Credit Cards (VISA, Mastercard)
Patients referred by TAC, Workcover and Veteran Affairs are welcomed, however patients must provide a pre-certification authority and sufficient claim details prior to a radiology service.

A medical gap (or out-of-pocket cost) is the difference between your medical imaging service fee and the combined amount of the Medicare rebate and the benefit your private health insurer will pay for a medical service. Government Medicare rebates have not kept pace with the increasing costs of delivering treatment. Although Medicare will cover part of the fees for most Medical Imaging scans and procedures, there will be a gap which you are required to pay

Our reception staff will advise you of the price of your appointment and gap which you will be liable for.

TAC, WorkCover and Veteran Affair referrals are welcome, however the necessary paperwork and/or claim details must be provided prior to your scan.

 

Inpatients

All medical imaging tests and procedures are charged and paid for in addition to your doctor’s or hospital visit. Our fees depend on the type of medical imaging or image-guided procedure you have. Inpatient services are x-rays, scans or procedures requested by your doctor during your stay in hospital or accredited day procedure unit. You can claim the rebate from Medicare and your private health insurance. The amount you receive from your health fund depends on your insurance provider and your level of cover. You will receive an account from Imaging Associates. Details on how to pay the account will be included on the invoice.