Mater Pathology

Private Inpatient Fee Policy

Mater Pathology has ‘No-Gaps Agreements’ with most major health funds and if a patient is insured with these funds, an account for Medicare eligible tests performed whilst they are in hospital will be sent to their health fund for full payment.

Uninsured patients will receive an account for their Medicare eligible tests. Once the account is paid, we will forward the receipt to the patient to enable them to lodge a claim with Medicare and obtain a rebate for eligible tests.

If the patient is Self Insured, they are responsible for their account. Once the account is paid, a receipt will be sent to the patient to enable them to lodge a claim with Medicare and obtain a rebate for eligible tests.

Any Non Medicare rebatable test will incur a full out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Please visit Medicare Benefits Schedule Online to find the latest schedule. Alternatively, please refer to our current price list for tests not included on the Medicare Schedule.