bulk bill

bulk bill

To charge 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 services bulk billed by GPs and hospitals.
See also: bill, bulk
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The bulk bill lacks any data intelligence as to the itemized cost of the relationship.
In 2017, Commercial Bank became the first bank in Qatar to offer Direct Debit to any utility company (Qatar Cool) for online bill payments, and the first bank in Qatar to offer a bulk bill payment service to Ooredoo.
Alternatively, the doctor could chose to bulk bill the patient, in which case the patient would pay nothing and the doctor would bill the government directly for the 85 percent rebate.
None-the-less, the Medibank model allowed some doctors to selectively bulk bill low income patients (often at significant financial gain given the pervasiveness of bad debts at the time), while a minority committed to universalism bulk billed all patients--fragmenting the professions' opposition.
Medicare Plus promised to rectify these problems by recruiting more doctors and, at the same time, giving them additional financial inducements to bulk bill families with young children and residents of regional areas.
Plastic surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons were the least likely to bulk bill (14% and 17% of services respectively), while fertility and abortion specialists were the most likely (92% of services).
TCP encourages the involvement of local GPs, most of whom bulk bill pensioners.