Below are some Frequently asked questions and answers
Do I need private insurance to be seen? +
All insured and uninsured patients are cared for in the same way. Private health insurance, however, may help to get admitted as private patient to the hospital.
Do you bulk bill? +
This is not a bulk billing practice.
Payment is required on the day of consultation. After payment of your account you are entitled to claim the Medicare rebate. We are able to provide this service on your behalf, or you will be provided with a receipt, which you may then take to Medicare for your rebate.
Do you participate in the "No Gap" scheme with my Health Fund? +
Yes, we do participate in the "No Gap" scheme with Health Funds, which means that, if you do have surgery as a private, there will be no out of pocket expenses for Dr Johnson and the account will be billed directly to your health fund.
Why did I get a bill from Pathology when I have already paid in the office? +
Payments in the office are for the consultation and examination, not for pathology tests on specimens collected during your examination. If you have an examination that requires pathology (eg, Pap smear or a biopsy), the specimen will be sent to one of the pathology labs. Any queries should be directed to the relevant pathology lab.
Why do I need a referral from a GP? +
A referral is helpful to give Dr Johnson a history of your health, and treatment used. Your GP could also include any test results that you have had recently in relation to your condition. Having a current referral allows you to claim a rebate from Medicare.