We are Preferred Providers for the Health Funds which means that you get the maximum rate of reimbursement from your Health Fund. We are able to submit claims electronically, and people often have no out of pocket payment at the end of their treatment.
We are able to Bulk Bill claims for people who are on the Medicare schemes, and those who are eligible for help from Veterans Affairs. Please refer to the Medicare website for those schemes which help with the cost of Dental treatment.
We believe in maintaining the highest standards of excellence while providing good value for money.
We accept the following payment options
Our practice accepts insurance plans and as a courtesy to our patients, we will submit your dental insurance claims on your behalf. Should there be any co-payment, this is made at the time of treatment. We ask that you keep us updated with your current insurance information so we may accurately bill your insurance.
HICAPS is an electronic, real time, claims and payments system, which offers members of participating health funds, the convenience of automatic claims processing, on the spot in the practice.
HICAPS save's time and money... and deliver's real benefits, providing convenience & saving out of pocket expenses.
Cash, Cheque or Credit Card
Cash, cheque, credit or debit cards are accepted at time of service. Some treatments require several visits. With advance arrangements, you may pay a portion of the total fee at each visit.
We have teamed up with Mediplan Healthcare Finance and are able to offer easy financing to our patients for their dental treatment. Ask our staff about how to apply for finance or visit the link below for further information.
www.mediplan.com.au or Phone 1300 130012
Medicare Net Medical Expenses Offset
When it comes down to what it will cost YOU to have your dental treatment, many people are unaware of the net medical expenses offset. Basically, this is a taxation rebate/offset is for any out of pocket expenses incurred in the financial year for medical & dental expenses exceeding $2000.
Medical expenses are payments to legally qualified doctors, nurses, chemists and public or private hospitals. Payments to dentists, orthodontists or registered dental mechanics qualify for the medical expenses tax offset.
This means, for any out of pocket expenses on your dental treatment, the amount exceeding the threshold ($2000), you will receive a 20% tax rebate. Thus, you are really paying 20% less for your dental treatment of the amount exceeding the threshold. This also includes expenses incurred by your spouse and any dependants.
This article is meant to convey general information regarding the net medical expenses offset. Individual circumstances may vary, and taxation laws may change. We suggest you consult a qualified accountant in order to determine what extent a medical rebate will apply to your situation.