You will require this approval if you intend to operate as a billing agent to claim benefits from Medicare or private health funds on behalf of your patients.
Billing agents must be approved by Medicare and can be a fund, a hospital, an individual or an organisation.
Becoming a billing agent increases the convenience for your patients as they are not required to make subsequent claims to Medicare. In the event that Medicare, or a private health fund, does not cover the total cost of services the patient may be required to pay the difference.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.