AlfredMedicare and Patient Billing
If your patient is having external beam radiotherapy and they are a Medicare card holder, all their consultations at Alfred Health Radiation Oncology and their radiotherapy treatments will be bulk billed and covered by Medicare. They will be asked to sign a Medicare form, every day at the reception desk, on their way out. If they are having external beam radiotherapy and they are a Medicare card holder, all their treatments are covered.
Depending on whether or not they hold a Australian Government Aged Pensioner; hold a Veteran's Affairs card, or an Australian Government Health Card, there may be a charge for attending at our Frankston and Cabrini clinics.
They will not need to sign a Medicare form for your radiotherapy, while they are staying at the Alfred Hospital.
Non-Medicare card holders and overseas patients
At the end of each consultation they will receive an invoice. If they decide to proceed to treatment, staff will discuss with them a payment plan. Usually this plan requires payment in advance andreconciliation of the account when treatment is completed. Alfred Health Radiation Oncology may need to contact their health insurance company regarding guarantee of payment in which case payment in advance may not be required. Please note that whilst some of the cost may be claimed from their private health insurer, Alfred Health Radiation Oncology does not submit claims on their behalf.