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What to Expect the First Time at a Bulk Billing Doctor

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to Expect the First Time at a Bulk Billing Doctor

If you have never been to a bulk billing doctor before, you may not know what to expect. You may wonder if you need to bring cash, how you assign your Medicare benefit or how you take care of other logistics. Luckily, the process is fairly easy and straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: 1. There are no co-pays when you use bulk billing doctors Although the government looked extensively at the idea of adding copays to the Medicare bulk billing system, no copays were added. As of early 2015, copays are not allowed as part of the bulk billing system, and doctors who bulk bill cannot charge copays. That means you can get the care you need, even if you forgot your cash and credit cards at home. 2. You have to sign a form to assign...

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