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 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.