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CASA does not set or recommend fees for general DAME, DAO or CO examinations. A DAME can decide what fee to impose for conducting a medical examination.
Additional examinations and Medicare
Where additional consultations or investigations are necessary to ascertain if an applicant for medical certification meets the required medical standard(s), the applicant is usually responsible for meeting any costs involved. If such tests are undertaken principally for occupational purposes, they will not generally be eligible for rebate from Medicare Australia. However, if additional tests are required to elucidate a health problem for which medical opinion, investigation or treatment is clinically necessary, these should be rebatable. Affected applicants should be advised to discuss their individual cases with Medicare Australia.
DAMEs should ensure that they are clear in their advice to applicants about the correct use of Medicare rebates, to avoid misunderstanding and incorrect claiming of the rebate.
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