Dear Valued Patients/Clients,
RE: Bulk Billing Pathology Services
‘Abbott Pathology would like to assure our patients that we will be continuing our bulk billed services as per current practice.’
On the 13th of May, the Australian Federal Government Budget was released and announced the introduction of a Medicare co-payment scheme for many medical services – including GP visits and pathology testing – commencing July 2015. We understand that many Australians may have concerns regarding how the changing medical landscape will affect their continued health care needs and we feel this is an opportune time to clarify what these important changes mean for you.
Abbott Pathology has been proud to provide a comprehensive range of reliable and readily accessible pathology services to the public since it commenced. We remain committed to bulk billing, and would like to assure our patrons that we will be continuing our bulk billed services as per current practice until July 2015. We will continue to bulk bill ALL Medicare eligible tests (except where specifically directed to do otherwise) and will accept ALL pathology referral forms.
We would encourage anyone who is concerned about these changes to ensure they are up to date with their pathology testing before July 2015.
For the most up to date information regarding these changes, please keep visiting this page.
Abbott Pathology CEO
* bulk billing subject to Medicare guidelines and criteria