As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, hospitals and insurance providers are constantly negotiating and entering into agreements to ensure that patients receive the highest quality care at an affordable cost. One such agreement is the CBHS Hospital Agreement.
CBHS (Community Based Health Services) is a not-for-profit health fund that offers a range of hospital and extras cover options to its members. In order to provide the best possible care to its members, CBHS has agreements with a number of hospitals around Australia.
These agreements aim to ensure that CBHS members have access to high quality hospital care without having to worry about unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. Hospitals that have entered into CBHS agreements have agreed to charge CBHS members a set fee for certain treatments and procedures.
For example, if a CBHS member requires surgery at a hospital that has a CBHS agreement, they will generally only have to pay the excess on their policy, if they have one. The hospital will bill CBHS directly for the remaining amount, which is covered by the agreement.
CBHS agreements typically cover a range of services, including hospital accommodation, theatre fees, and specialist fees. However, it is important to note that these agreements do not cover all treatments and procedures. Some services, such as cosmetic surgery and fertility treatment, may not be covered.
If you are a CBHS member, it is important to understand which hospitals have CBHS agreements and which services are covered by these agreements. This information can help you to make informed decisions about your healthcare and avoid unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.
Overall, CBHS hospital agreements are an important part of the healthcare landscape in Australia. By negotiating these agreements, CBHS and hospitals can work together to provide high quality care to CBHS members at an affordable cost. If you are a CBHS member, it is important to familiarize yourself with these agreements so that you can make the most of your health cover.