bulk billing


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bulk billing

The practice of charging the costs of a patient's care by a general practitioner, hospital, or other health service provider to Medicare, the Australian government's universal health insurance system. Primarily heard in Australia. Recent legislation is aimed at introducing a mandatory co-pay for all bulk billing by GPs and hospitals.
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This includes maintaining high-quality care and treatment for all Australians, as well as ensuring bulk billing remains for concessional patients and the vulnerable.
As a Single Purpose Power Utility, we intend to provide power at competitive prices and under bulk billing arrangements where additional savings can be had for those who reside or have businesses on Woodland Cree First Nation territory lands", stated Gary Monaghan, President and CEO of Sunvault Energy.
The proposal for a co-payment for GP visits, radiology and pathology plus increases in pharmaceutical co-payments are a significant first step towards the end of bulk billing.
The medical scheme also included a bulk billing provision that allowed doctors to accept the rebate as full payment and not charge patients at all.
Other medical providers would resort to bulk billing to bypass the effects of IME provision altogether.
Many cable and phone companies, as well as some of the FCC's Commissioners, believe property owners should not have the right to continue entering into exclusive marketing or bulk billing contracts with video service providers.
The Medicare reforms increased the cost of medical treatment, and many Australians lost access to free bulk billing.
Testimony before Senate Committee hearings in 2003 repeatedly stressed the inverse relationship between the supply of doctors and bulk billing rates (Senate Select Committee on Medicare, 2003a; b).
The program was the legislative outcome of the Government's effort to address public concerns about the decline in access to bulk billing arrangements for general practitioner services.
Many hospitals have converted their outpatient services to private outpatient services using bulk billing.
For example, the solution allows mobile voice and data calls to be routed through a central switch, which is either IP-based or circuit-switched, thus allowing flat-rate bulk billing arrangements.
Retention of bulk billing and a secondary safety net provide protection for those without a capacity to pay the $7.
This financial 'carrot' resulted in improved bulk billing rates.
07-51) the right of apartment owners to enter into exclusive marketing contracts and bulk billing agreements with video service providers.