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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Financial Consent Clear and Upfront in Plastic Surgery

Financial consent for plastic surgery
It takes a rocket scientist to understand the financial aspects of our health care system writes Dr Amira Sanki, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Chair of Education. Health fund rebates, Medicare rebates, schedule fees, no gaps, bulk bill, assistant fees, implant costs, incidental costs….what do all these words mean? When […]
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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Check it before you regret it!

Credentials check
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is reminding patients of the need to do their homework and ensure that their treating medical practitioner is registered before agreeing to undergo any medical procedure. AHPRA prosectuion The warning comes after the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) successfully prosecuted and fined ($16,500) a former medical practitioner […]
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