MBS funded clinics (Medicare Benefits Schedule)

Some services at Mercy Health Hospitals are registered as MBS clinics. If you are referring to these clinics, please address the referral to the relevant clinician in charge as listed below. This is a requirement to adhere to the relevant regulations.

When a specialist or consultant physician is providing services under rights of private practice in a public hospital (including outpatient clinics), there must be a named referral and the patient has chosen to be treated as a private patient (National Health Reform Agreement, clause G19). Please advise your patient you are referring them to an MBS funded clinic.
MBS clinics are bulk billed against the relevant item number in the MBS, meaning that there is no additional charge to the patient. However, your patient can choose not to have their Medicare Card bulked billed. They will need to tell us on their arrival.

Mercy Hospital for Women – MBS clinics

Specialty Clinic Clinician in charge
General Medicine Paediatric Cazalaz , Dr Dan
General Medicine Perinatal physician and paediatrician Paizis, Dr Kathy
Haematology Perinatal Haematology Hayes, Dr Lachlan
Infectious Diseases Perinatal Infectious Diseases Holmes, Dr Natasha
Obstetrics Fetal monitoring private Walker, Professor Susan
Obstetrics Genetics private McGillivray, Dr George
Obstetrics Perinatal Medicine Perinatal Medicine
Obstetrics Perinatal Medicine (paediatric surgeo Crameri, Dr Joe
Urology Urodynamics Dwyer, Professor Peter
Urology Urogynaecology – Perineal Clinic Dwyer, Professor Peter

Werribee Mercy Hospital – MBS clinics

 

Specialty Clinic Clinician in charge
Endocrinology Endocrinology in Pregnancy Clinic Krishnamurthy, Dr Bala
Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Clinic Azizi, Dr Abed
Gynaecology Gynaecological Clinic Tipnis, Dr Sheetal
Gynaecology Urogynaecology Clinic Schierlitz, Dr Lore
Obstetrics Obstetrics clinics Van Dam, Dr Jacqueline
Surgical Rapid Access Colonoscopy Clinic Esufali, A/Prof Shaukat Taher
Surgical Surgical Services Esufali, A/Prof Shaukat Taher
Urology Urology Clinic Lenaghan, Mr Daniel

 

Resources

MBS online - Medicare Benefits Schedule

  • Website: MBS online
  • About:

    MBS Online contains the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian government.

National Health Reform

National Health Reform

  • About:

    In August 2011, COAG agreed to the National Health Reform Agreement, which sets out the shared intention of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure the sustainability of the Australian health system.

HealthPathways Melbourne

  • Email address: info@healthpathwaysmelbourne.org.au
  • Website: HealthPathways Melbourne
  • About:

    HealthPathways Melbourne provides clinicians with a single website to access clinical and referral pathways, and resources. Pathways are created by local GPs, working in partnership with specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.

    Mercy Health recommends clinicians to access HealthPathways Melbourne for guidance in assessing, managing and referring for patient conditions (login required).

    Referrals to outpatient clinics at Mercy Health will be triaged against clinical information and investigations based on these guidelines.

    Referrals that do not meet the required clinical information and investigations will not be accepted.

    HealthPathways Melbourne is available for free to health professionals working in the North Western Melbourne and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network catchments.

    Email HealthPathways to request access or if you need to confirm your username and password.

Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics - Victoria

  • Website: Statewide Referral Criteria
  • About:

    The Department of Health and Human Services has developed statewide referral criteria to assist GPs and clinicians referring patients to specialist clinics. These referral criteria have been developed to improve access to specialist clinics in public hospitals by improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals.

Last reviewed October 30, 2019.

Referral instructions and templates

To assist with appropriate referral triage and management, please use the Mercy Health referral templates including all required information. Referrals using your own template are also accepted providing that it includes all information required to triage.

Referral instructions and templates

Referral contact details

A quick listing page for our most commonly used referral contact details. To refer a patient, please complete a referral and fax to the relevant area, service or specialist clinic.

Referral contact details

Minimum referral requirements

The non-admitted specialist services access policy advises that referrers are responsible for including the minimum referral content required for all referrals. Learn more about the mandatory information required for a referral request to be accepted and clinically prioritised.

Minimum referral requirements