The Department of Human Services (Human Services) administers Medicare on behalf of the Department of Health (Health), who is responsible for developing Medicare policy.
Medicare usually covers:
- free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists and in specific circumstances dentists and other allied health practitioners free treatment and accommodation as a public (Medicare) patient in a public hospital
- 75 per cent of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in a public or private hospital (does not include hospital accommodation and items such as theatre fees and medicines)
- some health care services in certain countries… go to page