We aim to provide high quality medical care without compromise. The costs associated with provision of such care are substantial. Fees are charged based on the true cost of a given surgical procedure. The fee is fair and reasonable, based on the complexity of the surgical procedure and the expertise required.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) provides a list of recommended fees for all operations. In most instances Dr Harris charges less than the AMA fee. There is however usually a gap. This is due to both Medicare and the health funds placing a lower value on the actual cost of the surgical procedure.
The rebates offered by Medicare and health funds have not kept pace with general inflation (CPI) over the years. As such the difference between the true cost of your surgery and what is rebated is constantly increasing.