The discrepancy between the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the real cost of providing quality healthcare means patients are routinely left with out-of-pocket expenses.
This gap, combined with confusion over private health insurance, has in turn put the spotlight on specialists’ fees.
Patients want to know, ‘Am I being charged a fair price?
It can be difficult for specialists to explain costs to patients, which is why AMA (NSW) has developed these resources.
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Need help explaining medical fees and the complexities of private insurance gaps to your patients?
AMA (NSW) has produced the content below to assist.