Bupa has absolute discretion in granting recognition to any ancillary provider. Meeting the criteria below does not guarantee recognition. Bupa will exercise this discretion where required, on a case-by-case basis.
To attain Bupa recognition as an optometrist, applicants must be registered with AHPRA and Medicare Australia and be in private practice at the location in which the services will be provided.
Provider numbers for this category are allocated by Medicare Australia. Medicare Australia provides Bupa directly with details of provider numbers and relevant practice information.
For recognition of new practices or alterations to addresses of current practices, Medicare Australia can be contacted on 132 150 or at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/.
Additionally the following requirements are mandatory:
Ancillary Provider Terms (PDF 620KB)