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Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance & Medicare

What about your fees?

The standard fee charged in this office is usually 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 charges and rebates and will be able to help you navigate your way through this area, prior to your procedure. See also "Financial Information" in "Patient Info".

What are your acceptable means of payment?

Fees will be reviewed with you at the consultation visit. Payment at the time of 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 health services
at the right time. You have control of your health care and can choose the provider,
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 treatments?

Insurance will only cover medical & surgical 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. If you have any questions about seeing medical specialists or about the Medicare benefits system, please ask your family doctor or contact Medicare on 13 2011.


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