How to determine the right fees for your practice
The AMA encourages medical practitioners to determine their own fees based on their own practice costs. To guide medical practitioners in determining their fees and to assist those considering moving from bulk billing to patient billing, the AMA provides members with tools and resources, which are available at https://ama.com.au/resources/fees-list.
There is a checklist (members only) for those medical practitioners who have decided to reorient their billing model and a template letter to explain to their patients why their fee is different to the Medicare rebate. In supporting our members with this transition those who have already taken this step share their experience. View their testimonials.
The AMA Gaps Poster illustrates why patients might have to pay a gap. The poster shows the effect of the difference between the indexation of Medicare Schedule fees and the Consumer Price Index and average weekly earnings. Click here to download a printable A4 size poster.