Currently Partical offers your Practice two options for billing using
FastClaim - Patient Claims or Bulk Billing.
If the patient settles his or her account in full at the time of consultation,
you will be able to lodge, on their behalf, a Medicare claim electronically
directly from your practice. They have two options of how to receive their
rebate. Patients can continue to receive their rebate in the traditional
way of a posted cheque, or if they supply you with a BSB-Code and Account
number, these can be entered into FastClaim and Medicare will reimburse
them electronically to their nominated account within a matter of days.
If your patient opts to pay the 'gap' either at the time of the consultation
or pays on account, a cheque in favour of the doctor will be sent to the
patient for forwarding to the Practice. However, as the claim is processed
online and in real-time, the whole process is much faster. The patient
normally receives the cheque within fifteen days. In either case, a Statement
of Benefit and claim form is generated for the patient, and an electronic
copy (which can be recalled and printed at any time) is stored for the
Bulk Bill Claims
FastClaim turns bulk billing into a simple, painless and fast process.
Medicare will no longer have to receive and process hard copies of the
claim forms with the patients signature - your digital signature is all
that is required. Assignment Advice forms are automatically generated
and will be printed for the patient to sign and keep as their record of
the transaction. An additional copy can also printed to be held by the
Practice for audit purposes for two years.
Each doctor within a Practice will accumulate vouchers that will be collated
and batched as a claim, for submission via FastClaim to Medicare for payment.
The Practice will receive confirmation that the claim has been received
and payment will be made into the nominated bank account within eight
days. Payments can also be made by cheque if required, however this does
take a little longer.