It is important to understand the medical and surgical fees you will incur.
Australian residents are universally covered by Medicare, which covers part of the doctor's costs. If you have private health insurance, this will mainly cover the hospital costs and only minimally contribute to the doctor's costs.
Each procedure has a special code number (MBS code) which is associated to a specific rebate to the surgeon. This is covered by Medicare, but is very different from the recommended Australian Medical Association (AMA) fee. The reason for this is that the Medicare rebate hasn't changed much since many decades, while the costs for quality surgery and insurances have increased remarkably. The difference between AMA rates and Medicare rebate is called "GAP", which represents the out of pocket expense you might incur.
Before any surgical procedure, Ms Di Bella's practice manager will explain the costs of your procedure, and clarify what your out of pocket expense will be.
First appointment fee $ 200
Review appointment fee $ 120