Fees statement and informed financial consent
There is a fee payable on the day of consultation as scheduled below, part of which is able to be recouped from medicare. Approved workcover, Australian Defence Force personnel and DVA (existing) patients generally have no fee payable.
IN CLINIC CONSULTATIONS:
Initial Outpatient Consultation $330 * # $400 from 1/1/2024
Subsequent Outpatient consultation $170 * $200 from 1/1/2024
Postoperative period No charge
*Payment is due at the end of your consultation unless you have pre-paid your appointment. Please note that surcharge applies for payments made by credit card. No surcharge applicable for cash. We do not accept cheques.
24 Hour Cancellation policy - please note that fees may apply for cancellations within 24 hours - if a patient wishes to rebook having cancelled within 24 hours a pre-payment applies for the next appointment
# This includes patients previously reviewed as a hospital inpatient and previous patients not reviewed for over 2 years by Dr Zotti.
Reports Fees apply. According to gazetted AMA rates. In the case of reports intended to be used for legal purposes, legal representatives are advised to write to the clinic with their specific requests and questions.
Please note that where Dr Zotti is the treating medical specialist for your injury/condition he advises alternate referrals for permanent impairment, IME and GEPI purposes. There are also cases where Dr Zotti will no longer fill out reports** (see below)
Copies of files: A fee will apply to provide a single document with a further fee for complete copy of the records. Any application should be in writing to: email@example.com
**N.B. Dr Zotti will no longer fill in documentation for the 'Disability support pension', 'Total and permanent Disability' or 'compassionate release of superannuation funds' for non-operative patients as a practice policy - If this is the predominant reason for your requested appointment we strongly advise you to cancel and seek alternate referral to prevent disappointment.
National disability support (NDIS) scheme paperwork will be considered for patients well known to Dr Zotti (i.e. not at first meeting and only for postoperative cases legitimately satisfying criteria). Total and permanent disability for operated patients will be considered on a case-case basis as to appropriateness and will attract a fee.
Dr Zotti will no longer provide referrals (e.g. MRI, injections and other) unless completed during an in clinic consultation.
Workcover patients previously seen by Dr Zotti without an existing appointment unfortunately will be unable to rebook.
In-hospital fees: Consultations charged to health fund; Surgical Fees - enquire within