Your consultation with Dr Seeto will incur a consultation fee unless you have prior approval and are covered by:
The consultation fee is
If you are a Medicare eligible patient you will receive a Medicare refund for the consultation. In most instances this can be refunded directly into your bank account.
We understand that in some circumstances there a instances of financial hardship. Under these circumstances we offer a discounted rate as well as a pensioner rate of those who hold a Pensioner Concession Card. Our staff are more than happy to discuss these options with you if necessary.
There is an 85% rebate provided by Medicare for outpatient services, but private health insurance does not cover the remaining amount.
This creates an "out-of-pocket" charge for patients, which includes 15% of the MBS fee and any additional fees charged by the doctor. Private health insurers are not permitted to cover doctors' fees for out-of-hospital services. Medicare benefits levels set by the government have not kept pace with inflation and rising practice costs, resulting in a widening gap between fees and benefits.
Our practice has carefully considered costs and relevant circumstances to determine fair and appropriate fees for the services provided.
This graph clearly highlights why the gap between reasonable fees based on the costs of running a practice and the Medicare reimbursement has progressively widened.
Dr Seeto in affiliation with Medibank Private and East Sydney Private hospital, offers a program for eligible Medibank Private Members, to eliminate medical out of pocket costs for your Knee Replacement.
The program includes a pre-surgery preparation program, spending the minimal time necessary in hospital, as well as home rehabilitation if necessary.