Your fee for the initial consultation will be $200. Medicare will rebate $75.05 so your out-of-pocket will be $124.95.
Your fee for follow-up consultation will be $90. Medicare will rebate $37.70 so your out-of-pocket will be $52.30.
Nigel does charge a pensioner rate for the initial consultation of $140. Medicare will rebate $75.05, so your out-of-pocket fee will be $64.95.
We are able to process the Medicare rebate automatically.
If you have had surgery there will be no out of pocket fees charged for the first 6 weeks following surgery.
ALL accounts need to be settled on the day.
Nigel does charge an out-of-pocket fee for surgery. If surgery is required the fee will be discussed with you. You may have to pay fees on top of what Medicare or your insurance company will rebate to you for other services which Nigel has no control of such as radiology, blood tests, assistants fees, anaesthetist fees, and hospital fees.
Nigel is a no-gap surgeon with all health funds so your out-of-pocket fees with Nigel will never be greater than $500.
If you have insurance, we suggest you get in touch with your insurance company to see what they will and will not rebate you for. The MBS item number for surgery is always given to you prior to surgery to check whether you are covered for surgery by your health insurer. Unfortunately, some patients will discover that they are not covered for some procedures which is most distressing for them ever though they may have had insurance for many years. If you are taking out health insurance make sure to get a policy that covers you for procedures that you are likely to need or require.
If you do not have insurance, Nigel’s secretary Kerry or practice manager Joyce will be more than happy to provide a quote for you so that you are able to assess what costs will be incurred. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed with surgery if a quote is provided as Nigel does not want you or your family to be financially disadvantaged. Please note that if you do not have insurance you will be required to pay for surgery prior to the surgery being undertaken.