How to determine the right fees for your practice
The AMA encourages medical practitioners to determine their own fees based on their own practice costs. To guide medical practitioners in determining their fees and to assist those considering moving from bulk billing to patient billing, the AMA provides members with tools and resources, which are available online.
There is a checklist (Item 6 on the AMA Fees List page) for those medical practitioners who have decided to move from bulk billing to patient billing and a template letter (Item 5) to explain to their patients why their fee is different to the Medicare rebate.
The AMA Gaps Poster illustrates why patients might have to pay a gap. The poster shows the effect of the difference between the indexation of Medicare Schedule fees and the Consumer Price Index and average weekly earnings. Download an A4 size poster that you may print.
Published: 03 Apr 2014