Information on Fees
Specialist consulting fees are in line with market rates and are well below the AMA recommended fees. For consultations, Medicare will cover a large portion of the specialist consultation fee when there is a valid referral from a general practitioner or specialist. We participate in Medicare online billing.
Department of Veterans Affairs patients are bulk billed.
Pensioners are charged at a reduced rate.
Payment is required on the day of consultation.
FEES FOR GASTROSCOPY, COLONOSCOPY, OTHER ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES AND HOSPITAL BASED CARE
PRIVATELY INSURED PATIENTS / DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PATIENTS
Our endoscopists do not charge gap payments for privately insured or DVA patients.We participate in direct billing arrangements with all health funds. This means that patients will not receive accounts from us for hospital based services such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic procedures and in-hospital consultations. There may be some out of pocket costs for associated pathology and anaesthetic services. In addition, private health funds may require patients to pay an excess to the hospital depending on their level of cover. Private health funds can provide more information on excess fees for hospital admissions.
UNINSURED PATIENTS / PENSIONERS
Uninsured patients undergoing procedures at Hobson Healthcare Day Endoscopy Centres will be bulk-billed (ie. no out-of-pocket costs for endoscopy, anaesthetic or pathology services). Patients will be required to pay a hospital facility fee. Reduced fees apply to pensioners and concession card holders.
Please contact Focus Gastroenterology for further information regarding fees.