2014 Medicare Safety Net thresholds
This table shows a summary of threshold amounts for the 2014 Medicare Safety Net thresholds – Original, Extended Concessional and FTB (A) and Extended General.
|Threshold amount||Who it is for||How it is calculated||What the benefit is|
|Original||$430.90||All Medicare cardholders||Based on gap amount||100% of schedule fee for out-of-hospital services|
|Extended Concessional and|
|$624.10||Concession cardholders and families eligible for FTB (A)||Out-of-pocket costs||80% of out-of-pocket costs or the EMSN benefit cap for out-of-hospital services|
|Extended general||$1,248.70||All Medicare cardholders||Out-of-pocket costs||80% of out-of-pocket costs or the EMSN benefit cap for out-of-hospital services|
Out-of-pocket costs—the difference between the Medicare benefit and what your doctor charges you.
Schedule fee—a fee for service set by the Australian Government.
Gap amount—the difference between the Medicare benefit and the schedule fee.
EMSN—Extended Medicare Safety Net