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Practice Fees

1. Private Fees

  • The fee for an Initial Consultation is $310. A rebate of $111.85 is claimable from Medicare.
  • The fee for a Review Consultation $190. A rebate of $73.85 is claimable from Medicare.
  • All referrals should be faxed (F: 03 9421 4186), emailed (enquiries@pauldurso.com or posted (Suite 8.7, 32 Erin Street, Richmond VIC 3132)
  • The referral must contain the private health fund name and membership number and patient contact telephone number.
  • 24 Hour notice is required for cancellation of appointments. If this is not received a consultation fee will apply.
  • A quote will be provided for all operations except emergencies.
  • Written financial consent will be sought and must be signed and returned to the Operations Bookings Secretary prior to surgery, except in emergencies.
  • Mr D'Urso accepts various methods of payment including cash, cheque and credit card.
  • Full payment is required at time of consultation.
  • Mr D'Urso does not bulk bill Medicare.
  • Mr D'Urso does not consult with Transport Accident Commission (TAC) patients.

2. Workcover Patients

Only patients who have sustained injuries whilst working in the public service in the following occupations will be 'bulk billed' to their workcover insurer:

i. Police Officers,
ii. Ambulance Officers,
iii. Nurses,
iv. Health para-professionals eg social workers/physiotherapists etc.,
v. Firefighters,
vi. Parks and wildlife officers,
vii. Environmental Health Officers,
viii. Teachers.

All other WorkCover patients will be charged a standard private fee of $280 for the initial consultation, payable at the time of the visit. If all workcover details have been supplied all following invoices will be forwarded directly to the WorkCover insurer.

3. Veteran Affairs Gold Card Holders

Veteran Affairs Gold Card holders will be billed directly to the Dpt of Veterans Affairs

4. Surgical Assistant

a. All surgical assistant fees will be charged at 20% of Mr. D'Urso's surgical fee.
b. The surgical assistant will issue a seperate invoice to the patient following surgery.

Click on the below links to see details of Mr D'Urso's surgical assistant.

5. Anaesthetist

Patients will be given the name and contact details of their anaesthetist and they will be required to make their own enquiries regarding their anaesthetists fees.

Click on the below links to see details of Mr. D'Urso's anaesthetists.

Before Proceeding to Surgery

A review appointment will be booked for you to consult with Mr D'Urso to ensure that all aspects of the surgery have been covered with you prior to proceeding.

If you have private health cover and are proceeding to surgery an estimated quote for the surgery cost will be forwarded to you prior to organising the surgery date. A letter will accompany the quote for surgery, this letter explains the costs involved with the planned surgical procedure with Mr D'Urso. Some health funds (MBP, HBA and funds associated under the umbrella of AHSA) have a "known gap" which can effect costs. This relates to some procedures performed at Epworth hospital

Depending on the nature of the surgery, Mr D'Urso pariticipates in the direct billing scheme (Gap Cover). This relates exclusively to his surgery at the Epworth Private Hospital, Richmond.

Department of Veteran's Affairs Gold Card holders will be fully covered by Veteran's Affairs.

If you have a current claim with WorkCover, acceptance of liability needs to be obtained from the WorkCover insurance company.