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When billing a patient, whether bulk billing through Medicare or charging above the patient rebate, you are liable for each item you bill. Ensure you’re up-to-date with current Medicare rules while also ensuring you fully understand the details around each item.

We also summarise key considerations when applying for Medicare provider numbers, using PRODA, and when you can and can’t bill Medicare.

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