Informed financial consent

Informed financial consent

It is very important that you are well informed about your financial obligations prior to your admission to the hospital.

Please read the following information and contact Monash House Private Hospital if you have any concerns or queries.

 

Privately Insured Patients

You should confirm with your health fund prior to admission the following:

  • Does my policy cover me for this procedure?
  • Do I have an “excess” payment on my insurance policy?
  • Are there any co-payments required for each night I will be in hospital?
  • Does my policy exclude some treatments, for example cardiac, orthopaedic or rehabilitation?
  • Are any prosthetic or disposable items used in the surgery not covered by my insurance?

 

Please note that if you have been a member of your health fund for less than 12 months your fund may not accept liability for the costs of this admission, e.g. if your condition or any symptoms of your condition existed prior to you joining your health fund. Any excess will be required to be paid on admission.

 

Repatriation (DVA) Patients

Gold card holders are covered for all care. White card holders are covered subject to approval by DVA.

 

WorkCover Patients

Total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission unless approval for admission has been confirmed by your insurance company.

 

Third Party Patients

Total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission unless approval for admission has been confirmed by your insurance company.

 

Uninsured Patients

Total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission. Please contact the hospital prior to admission for an estimate of fees and charges. As it is an estimate only, in the event of unforeseen complications or variations from the proposed treatment the cost may vary.

 

Overseas Patients

If you are insured with an overseas company, you will be asked to pay the estimated cost on admission.  Please contact the hospital prior to admission for an estimate of fees and charges. As it is an estimate only, in the event of unforeseen complications or variations from the proposed treatment the cost may vary.

 

What costs could I incur that will not be covered by my health fund?

  • Pharmacy (medicines required during your admission and discharge medications)
  • Pathology (e.g. blood tests)
  • Imaging or x-ray
  • Medical and allied health practitioner’s fees may be billed separately by the practitioner. Please discuss these with your doctor before your admission. You may receive separate accounts from the:
  • Surgeon
  • Anaesthetist
  • Assisting Surgeon
  • Other consultants
  • Ambulance transfers

 

Diagnostic services fees

  • Patients who have health insurance which do not have a ‘no-gap’ agreement with the Hospital, or are uninsured, will receive accounts for any Pathology and/or Radiology services provided. You will be required to pay a portion of these fees, in addition to the Medicare and fund reimbursements for the tests provided.
  • For further information please call Patient Accounts on 03 8394 0700 during office hours.

 

How do I pay?

For your convenience, payment may be made by cash, EFTPOS, Bank cheques, MasterCard, Visa or Amex. If you have any further questions, please call the hospital’s patient accounts department on 03 8394 0700.