Notice Regarding EEG’s
It has become more and more difficult in recent years to cover the cost of performing EEG’s while bulk-billing, due to the fact that the Medical Benefit Schedule of Fees has been “frozen” by both Labor and LNP Governments since 2012. This fee “freeze” will continue for at least another year (i.e. for at least 8 years).
Since our practices are mainly located where patients cannot readily afford “gap fees”, we have mainly bulk-billed for many years. Unfortunately, we can no longer afford to bulk-bill for EEG’s and have therefore ceased providing this service.
Professor John Corbett is petitioning the Government to reverse the 8-year Medicare rebate freeze and reduce “gap fees” for patients. You can help us help you by signing the petition. We value your signature and any comments you may wish to make.
We would like to thank each and every person who has taken the time to sign the petition and provide support to stop the Medicare Rebate Freeze. The good news is that all of your signatures have helped to draw media attention to the issue. Click here to read an article published in the Gold Coast Bulletin on 9 April 2019.
CNS continues to bulk-billing for nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG).