Workers compensation, MVIT and Defence Force personnel have all their accounts sent directly to the insurer. There will be no out of pocket expenses.
Normal privately insured patients may have an out of pocket expense ( known as a gap ) . The amount of this Gap is dependant on the insurer and the surgery performed. At the time of you consultation you will be given a written quote of exactly what this will be.
Physiotherapy : Inpatient physiotherapy after your operation is an important part of your rehabilitation. All inpatient physio is covered so there will be no cost to you.
Radiology: X-rays while you are in hospital are usually covered.
Blood tests: There is usually no out of pocket charge.
Fees can be complex and confusing, Dr Hewitt or his staff are very happy to discuss this in more detail if required.
Initial consultation cost is $250 . You receive $78.05 back from medicare.
There are no further costs for post-operative visits for the first 6 weeks.
Follow up appointments after this time are $125 . You receive $39.25 back from medicare.