Better safety net and more bulk billing
Medicare provides support for medical costs. For pensioner Concession Card holders, Medicare support comes in when out-of-pocket costs reach a lower threshold.
GP’s also receive a higher payment from the government for providing bulk bill service to Pensioner Concession Card holders. This means they may be more likely to offer bulk-billed services to Pensioner Concession Card holders.
If your out-of-pocket spending on Medicare covered services is more than $2,100 per year, the extra government support will save you about $1,160 per year.
Some Doctors offer bulk billing to Concession Card holders offering further savings.
How to apply?
Your new safety nets automatically apply.
You should let your Doctor know you have a Concession Card to see if they offer a bulk billing service.