following on from this thread
My wife and I were fortunate to have a healthy baby, through the private system. I was expecting a few extra bills, but they’re pretty excessive. i.e. $455 for two 10minute consultations with a paediatrician, both were non-urgent and during business hours (Medicare covers $170 of this). Which we were told were compulsory.
Does anyone have any experience or success in having medical specialist fees reduced after the service has been provided? If so, how did you go about it?
As a starting point, I would quote the informed financial consent guidelines from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. But I can’t find anything similar for Physicians.