Heart Care Victoria accepts cash, cheque, credit card and provides EFTPOS facilities to facilitate easy payment of accounts on the day. For fast refunds we can also lodge Medicare claims on-line, so that Medicare rebates are automatically sent to your nominated bank account. If you are not registered for on line rebates with Medicare you will be sent a refund cheque by mail from Medicare.
Most Cardiology consultations and testing attract a Medicare rebate. If your test does not attract a Medicare rebate, our staff will advise you prior to your appointment.
Your costs are often partially covered through Medicare via the Medicare Benefits Scheme and the Extended Medicare Safety Net programs. Medicare contributes towards both inpatient and outpatient medical fees by the payment of a rebate. To assist you with funding our outpatient (non-hospital) medical costs when you visit Heart Care Victoria, we are able to process an online Medicare claim at the time of payment. Medicare will then refund you the rebate component either directly into your bank account (if they have it on record) or to you by cheque.
If you have had many medical bills in the calendar year you may find that you are eligible for Government support via the Medicare Safety Net arrangements. The Medicare Safety Net covers a range of out-of-pocket doctor visits and tests listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. We do not need to know whether you are eligible for the Safety Net arrangements.
Healthcare Fund Claiming:
Healthcare fund claiming is only available for inpatient services linked to a hospital stay as a private patient in a private or public hospital. Your health fund (and Medicare) may not fully cover our fees and consequently you may be required to make an out of pocket/known gap payment for inpatient services. If unsure about what you can claim from your Healthcare fund, please contact them directly.
Bupa Member Benefits:
Heart Care Victoria, through Genesis Heart Care, shares a long partnership with Bupa. As a member, you will be part of a program that aims to improve outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. It also guarantees no out-of-pocket expenses for services from Genesis Heart Care cardiologists when you're admitted into Hospital Click here for more information about this partnership.