Frequently Asked Questions
Insurance & Medicare
What about your fees?
The standard fee charged in this office is the Australian Medical Association recommended fee. This means that in most instances there will be a part of your consultation and surgical fee that will not be covered by Medicare and your health fund. If there is any problem with this it is important that you ask about this gap. Our staff are fully informed with changes and rebates and will be able to help you navigate you way through this area of your procedure.
What are your acceptable means of payment?
Fees will be reviewed with you at the consultation visit. Payment during the consultation is appreciated. Bank cheques, personal cheques, cash or credit cards (MasterCard, VISA) are acceptable means of payment.
Do I need to have private health insurance?
Private Health insurance allows you and your family to access the right
at the right time. You have control of your health care and can choose the
facility and timing of your treatment. With the security and protection of
private health insurance, you have access to an extensive range of private
hospitals and can rest
assured that your health is in good hands.
Will my insurance cover all your
Insurance will only cover medical treatments. Cosmetic
treatments are not covered.
What are the Medicare rules about
referrals to specialists?
If you want Medicare to help to pay for specialist medical
services at the referred
rate, it is essential to discuss your condition and possible
referral with your family
doctor before you see the specialist. Please note that the
backdating of referrals
is illegal and can result in heavy fines and prison sentences.
If you have any
questions about seeing medical specialists or about the Medicare
please ask your family doctor or contact Medicare on 13 2011.