Fees & Billing
We charge a competitive co-payment for services, fees will vary between different types of examinations. Our fees are based on recommendations by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and MBS (Medicare) rates.
Full account payment is required on the day of examination. Once your account is settled in full, and if your examination attracts a Medicare rebate, part of your full payment can be lodged electronically by our staff to Medicare. Your rebate will be paid directly into your nominated account (your current bank details need to be registered with Medicare as they no longer issue cheques).
MRI scans conducted at Fowler Simmons Radiology are billed privately and we require full payment on the day of examination. MRI scans conducted at Fowler Simmons Radiology currently do not attract a Medicare rebate.
For DVA card holders gold or white, prior funding approval for MRI is required.
Concession Card Holders
Our Radiologists choose to provide a bulk billing service to commonwealth government concession card holders when referred in accordance with the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Please present your valid Medicare card and commonwealth government concession card on arrival. MRI is the only service type that can not be bulk billed at this stage.
For patients who hold a White DVA card, only services that are specific to the conditions of that card are able to be billed directly to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Private Health Insurance
Private health insurance only covers medical imaging services that are performed when you are an in-patient in hospital. As we do not provide an in-patient facility, examinations completed at Fowler Simmons Radiology are not claimable through your private health insurance.
Types of Payment
Full payment can be made via cash, EFTPOS and credit card. AMEX is not accepted.