We are often asked to quote the cost of an appointment ahead of time. Sadly, our Medicare rebate system makes it very difficult for us to do this with any accuracy because the rebate is linked not only to time but also to complexity!
In addition, there is an extra rebate for items such as mental health care plans, procedures and investigations.
We understand that patients find our healthcare rebate system very frustrating.
What we can tell you ahead of time, is that our standard fee for a consultation up to 20 minutes duration is $85 and the rebate is $37.60. This leaves a “gap of $47.40.
For less complex consultations, the gap may well be significantly less than this.
For a procedure involving surgical expertise and disposable equipment, the out of pocket gap will be in the order of $90.
Our receptionists will be happy to forward your paid account to Medicare online and the rebate will be deposited into your nominated bank account within 48 hours.
Information on the current private fees charged is displayed at reception.
Medical Reports and consultations concerning established Worker’s Compensation claims will be charged in accordance with the AMA fee list.