Our fees are structured so that your care is both affordable and predictable. The fees do vary depending on your appointment type and time.
We request that payment for your appointment in our rooms is settled at the time of your consultation. Payments can be made by EFTPOS, credit card or cash. We can submit your claim directly to Medicare using our online claiming facility. If you are registered with Medicare and have recorded your bank details with them, your Medicare rebate can be directly deposited in to your nominated bank account if requested. This facility is subject to availability as sometimes the Medicare systems are down.
If you have any questions about our fees or billing structure, please contact our reception team on 07 3719 5577 who will be only too happy to answer your questions.
Medicare Australia rebates approximately 45% of the fee for our services (Based on 85% of the scheduled fee). Once you reach the Medicare safety net threshold you may be eligible for additional Medicare benefits for the remainder of the calendar year. To find out more about the safety net click here
From July 1, 2016 Medicare will no longer issue refund cheques. Your refund will only be available to be deposited into your nominated bank account. If you have not notified Medicare of your nominated bank account number, you will not receive your refund.
We have a “no gap” arrangement with most health funds to enable us to bill your health fund directly for your procedure and/or inhospital care, however, there are some health funds that may be excluded and you can confirm with our reception staff which funds this applies to.
Please check with your private health fund to ensure you are fully covered respiratory care in a private hospital.
If you are having an in-hospital procedure there may be additional costs for other medical specialists involved in your care, such as:
* Anaesthetist * Assistant Surgeon
Sometimes we need to refer to other specialists such as a cardiologist or ENT surgeon for related complications. An account may be sent from these specialists and an out of pocket expense may be occurred.
If you have a pre-arrangement with our Doctor, phoned prescription requests incur a $16.00 administration fee payable at the time of request. This is payable over the phone via credit card.
If you are unable to attend an appointment please advise us no less than 24 hours in advance. By doing so, you will not deprive others of a vacancy and your courtesy will be greatly appreciated.
Confirmed appointments, cancelled at late notice will incur a $120 cancellation fee. This amount is payable before another appointment can be made.