Billing

Billing

Fowler Simmons Radiology is a privately owned radiology clinic.

Image accuracy is reliant on the equipment we use and the expertise of our staff.  This is why Fowler Simmons Radiology has invested significantly in acquiring state of the art imaging equipment and an experienced team to be able to provide an exceptional level of musculoskeletal imaging.

In order for us to deliver this high standard of healthcare, we charge a competitive co-payment. 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.

Private Patients

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

MRI scans conducted at Fowler Simmons Radiology are billed privately and we require full payment on the day of examination. Our MRI charge is between $200-$370 (excluding Workcover, MVA & DVA).

MRI scans conducted at Fowler Simmons Radiology currently do not attract a Medicare rebate. The Federal Government has only issued a limited number of licences and there is currently no opportunity to apply for Medicare eligibility. Fowler Simmons Radiology has not been issued with a Medicare licence at this time. Read more about this here.

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 scans conducted at Fowler Simmons Radiology currently do not attract a Medicare rebate. The Federal Government has only issued a limited number of licences and there is currently no opportunity to apply for Medicare eligibility. Fowler Simmons Radiology has not been issued with a Medicare licence at this time. Read more about this here. Our MRI charge is between $200-$370.

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

All services for patients with Gold Card entitlements are billed directly to DVA.

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.

WorkCover/Motor Vehicle Accidents

If your examination is related to a WorkCover or Motor Vehicle Accident claim, you must provide sufficient approved claim details on the day of your radiology examination. If claim details are not provided the account becomes your responsibility. You must pay the full WorkCover or Motor Vehicle Accident rate on the day of examination and seek reimbursement yourself.

If your claim is rejected or a monies settlement has been given, any outstanding accounts become your full responsibility.

Overseas Visitors and Students

If you do not have Medicare entitlements, you are required to settle your account in full on the day of examination. You may be entitled to seek reimbursement through your medical insurance cover if applicable.

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.