|CONSULTS||COST||TIME (MIN. APPROX.)||PERFORMED BY||MEDICARE REBATE||YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET (ONE SIDE)||YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET (BOTH SIDES)|
|CONSULT: INITIAL (36)||$150||30-40||DR||$71.70||-$78.30|
|CONSULT: SUBSEQUENT/POST-OP (DR)||$80||15||DR||$37.05||-$42.95|
|CONSULT: POST-OP (NURSE)||FREE||15||NP||$0||$0|
|ULTRASOUND MAPPING||COST (EACH SESSION)||TIME (MIN. APPROX.)||PERFORMED BY||MEDICARE REBATE||YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET (ONE SIDE)||YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET (BOTH SIDES)|
|SINGLE LIMB / DAY (2 LIMBS OVER 2 DAYS)||$220||30||DR/SONO||$169.50||-$50.50|
|BOTH LIMBS / SAME DAY||380||45-60||DR/SONO||$169.50||-$210.50|
|THERAPY||COST||TIME (MIN. APPROX.)||PERFORMED BY||MEDICARE REBATE||YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET (ONE SIDE)||YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET (BOTH SIDES)||CONDITION SUITABLE|
|CONS + PROCEDURE: UGS/LVS^(6/YR)(32500) 1ST||$300||45-60||DR||$109.80||-$190.20||VENULES/VARICOSE|
|PROCEDURE: UGS/LVS/NURSE 2ND-6TH||$240||20||DR||$109.80||-$130.20||VENULES/VARICOSE|
|PROCEDURE: CLAIRVEIN+U/S (55054)||$2000/3400||30||DR||$109.10||-$1,890||-$3,290.90||SAPHENOUS VEIN INCOMPETENCE|
|PROCEDURE: UGS/LVS/NURSE 7TH||FREE||FREE||DR / NURSE||FREE||FREE||FREE||VENULES + SPIDER|
|VS: “NURSE”||$140||15-30||NP||$0||-$140||SPIDER VEINS|
|STANDARD BOTH LEG VARICOSITY = BOTH CLARIVEIN + 3 VS OR UGS = 2891 +190X3 = $3461||DR = DOCTOR|
NP = NURSE PRACTITIONER
All prices are inclusive of GST.
A TYPICAL PATIENT BOTH LEG LONG VEINS + SOME SPIDER VEINS/SMALLER VARICOSE = BOTH CLARIVEIN + 2 VENULE SCLERO + 2 VS (nurse) = 2891 + 300+240+ 2*160 = $3751 (includes consult fee)
ANY PATIENT NEEDING > 6 SCLERO VISITS IN SAME YEAR WILL HAVE SUBSEQUENT VISITS FREE !!
Q. What can you claim back on MEDICARE / PRIVATE FUNDS?
A: Medicare with rebate up to 6 sessions of sclerotherapy (performed by a Doctors) usually for LARGER veins, and this is done instantaneously via our New High Tech Billing system. For smaller spider veins this is considered cosmetic, and is not currently rebatable.
Q. When do I pay?
This can generally done at the end of the consult but for procedure you can have to option of doing so at the before or after the procedure, or at the end. We do have EFTPOS however there is a small charge for Visa / Mastercards
Q. Will I need a referral?
For consults no referral is required. However to be eligible for mid-sized vein treatments / ultrasound mapping / ClariVein, we do require you to see you GP and have a referral letter. Fortunately TVD is affiliated with O’Connell Street Medical Centre with 9am ~ 6pm GP services, or you can simply ask you regular GP.