Notice Regarding EEG’s
It has become more and more difficult in recent years to cover the cost of performing EEGs while bulk-billing, due to the fact that the Medical Benefit Schedule of Fees has been “frozen” by both Labour and LNP governments since 2012.
This fee “freeze” will continue for at least another year, ie., for at least 7 years. Particularly because Prof Corbett practices mainly in localities where patients cannot readily afford “gap” fees, the practice has mainly bulk-billed for many years. It can no longer afford to do so, and it will therefore cease providing this service for EEG’s in the near future. The result of this is that all of our previous EEG patients will need henceforth to be referred to other private Neurology practices, or to the public-hospital system.