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[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice
If you are in a practice that bulk-bills skin cancer procedures, can you charge any other fees in relation to that procedure, such as a procedure fee or a consumables fee? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the regulations relating to Medicare and billing skin cancer procedures.
The Medicare regulations state that if a practitioner bulk-bills a procedure, then no other fees can be charged in relation to that procedure. So, if you charge a consumables fee, an out-of-pocket fee, or a theatre fee – by way of examples – you cannot bulk-bill the actual procedure.
In the video, Matt also discusses what practitioners can charge for aftercare and wound management in relation to skin cancer.