Minister Greg Hunt and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) jointly launched a new guide that aims to better aid Australians when faced with making decisions around medical treatments.
The AMA’s Informed Financial Consent Guide; A Collaboration Between Doctors and Patients will help patients better understand medical treatment fees and out of pocket costs.
Painaustralia’s Cost of Pain report highlighted that Australians pay $2.7 billion out of pocket to manage their chronic pain. Painaustralia has welcomed the new informed financial consent guide aimed at empowering consumers.
The Guide will be made available from doctors, medical practices and organisations, and the AMA website.
Providing an estimate of fees and the costs payable by a patient after any Government and health insurer rebates is the foundation for informed financial consent.