I used to go to a dentist in Brisbane, and everytime I would walk away with a ZERO bill to pay thanks to the ‘access gap cover scheme’.
Now I just thought that this was something that ALL dentists were part of until I moved to Canberra and for a $100 consultation I only got $35 back?
After some research I read that the scheme is completely optional, and even if they are part of the scheme, they can opt to not publish this fact on the ‘Australian Health Service Alliance’ website. (https://www.ahsa.com.au/web/gapcoversearch)
Also, why would not all dentists be a part of this scheme? It seems like they get paid the entire amount by the health fund? What are the downsides for the dentists/doctors?
Thanks for your replies!