Patients requiring surgical operations will be issued with an invoice once they have beendischarged from hospital. Payment is required within an appropriate period of time and may be finalised in several ways. The outstanding account can be finalised without submitting the invoice to Medicare and the chosen Private Health Fund, however this will assist in alleviating the financial burden. Once you have submitted and received the appropriate rebates (this may take between 4 – 6 weeks) you will need to contribute the medical gap payment in order to finalise the account.
Please note that Dr Geoff Askin requires his patients to pay the medical gap upfront.
Payment within 30 Days
After receiving the appropriate rebates, patients have 30 days to finalise the entire outstanding amount. Options include Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Bankcard, Money Order or Bank Cheque either over the phone, mail or in person.
Payment must be received within a 30-day period and no part payments will be accepted after this period.