Information for Patient Surgery Fees
Day surgery patients may receive two accounts; the day surgery facility fee and doctors account will be generated by The Skin Hospital and is payable on admission when the item numbers have been confirmed by your surgeon. Your doctor will have discussed their fees with you during your consultation. You will be entitled to a small rebate from Medicare.
If you belong to a private health fund the day surgery account will be sent directly to your health fund (with a completed claim form) and you will be required to pay any policy excess on admission. A member of the reception staff will advise you how much your policy excess is approximately one week prior to surgery. Some doctors charge a known gap for their fees. Ask at reception to find out if this is applicable to your doctor.
Cash, EFTPOS, credit cards (except Diners and American Express), bank cheques and money orders are acceptable forms of payment.
If you are having a procedure other than Mohs surgery and a specimen is sent to pathology, a separate account will be sent from the Pathology Department. Usually there is no pathology account for Mohs Surgery.