Definition of bulk bill in English:

bulk bill


  • (of a doctor) choose reduced fees paid directly by the government via the Medicare system, rather than bill patients fully and bear the cost of billing:

    [no object] ‘some doctors are saying they currently can't afford to bulk bill’
    [with object] ‘more than 60 per cent of his consultations are bulk billed’
    [with object] ‘many GPs are still refusing to bulk bill pensioners’
    • ‘They want to give GP's increased rebates if they bulk bill 80 per cent of patients and all children.’
    • ‘I'm sure some would not require a co-payment - just like some doctors bulk bill.’
    • ‘People in the electorate can rarely find a doctor who continues to bulk bill.’
    • ‘We continue to bulk bill some examinations.’
    • ‘Only one of 14 doctors in the town bulk bills.’
    • ‘Neither myself nor my partner have been bulk billed for any consultation in at least two years - maybe longer.’
    • ‘The first rule limited the number of times a person could bulk bill.’
    • ‘Any pressure on GPs to bulk bill is unacceptable.’
    • ‘GPs would still be free to bulk bill anyone they chose and to set fees.’
    • ‘The $5 bribe offered to doctors who provide the service for the minority will hardly cover the paperwork and there is now no incentive at all to bulk bill the rest.’