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Hicaps have new fees for card transactions.
I was looking at installing a HICAPS terminal at another practice and being able to use Medicare "Easy Claim" with that terminal.
I contacted both HICAPS and Suncorp for a quote.
Suncorp quoted the following
Terminal rental fee $29.00 per month.
Merchant service fee 0.68%
Debit card transaction fee $0.05 per transaction.
HICAPS charge $0.15 per debit card transaction.
Thats an extra $0.10 on each EPC "Medicare Easy claim" for those who do not bulk bill.
Commonwealth bank have one as well which I think is much cheaper than hicaps and often are offering incentives to sign up ..
I think you would need to check if the others ( not hicaps) give a all in one statement ( like hicaps do ) or are the individual private insurers going to send out individual end of month statements . This could lead to quite a bit of extra reception time ! I would be interested to find out ....