The following information relates to making payment for an appointment at our hospitals. Before any procedure with us, you will be provided with a quote and also an Informed Financial Consent which displays estimates of all costs relating to your procedure with Montserrat. This is issued regardless of whether you have a health fund or not.
You will be phoned to advise these costs normally 24-48 hours prior to your procedure. Then on the day of your procedure, one of our reception team members will step you through the costs and ask you to sign this form. By signing, you are accepting the terms and you are acknowledging and accepting the following items, which are conditions of this admission. Without having signed this document and making payment in full, you will not be able to continue on to have your procedure done.
(a) Actual expense incurred may differ from the estimate provided.
As we are a Simplified Biller, we make every effort to simplify and provide an accurate estimate of the expenses you may incur, additional costs are sometimes incurred during your hospital stay. The actual expense incurred may differ from the estimate provided before your admission due to any of the following:
(b) You agree to pay any balance of expenses actually incurred
Your final account will reflect:
As noted on the Informed Financial Consent, actual costs that are known and advised prior to your admission are payable before or on admission and any additional costs are payable on discharge.
As a condition of admission, once you have indicated your acceptance of these terms, you will be taken to have agreed to pay your final account. If you have genuine concerns, or a bona fide dispute regarding the final account (for example you did not receive a service or an item listed) you agree to raise this with the hospital as soon as possible after receiving the account and to use your best efforts to resolve any dispute at the time of discharge or within 7 days of discharge.
(c) You are required to pay the full amount or any outstanding balance if your insurer (or other payer) does not cover the cost of treatment
If for any reason your health fund/insurer/Medicare does not cover your treatment in full, you are responsible for paying the balance of the hospital’s rates. If for any reason health insurance benefits do not apply you must pay the charges that arise from your admission to the hospital.
We will make contact with you as soon as possible after your procedure to advise if any additional costs arose.
(d) You are responsible for accounts from other providers
You are responsible for payment of other accounts you may receive, which may include:
If you are unsure what services you may receive during your stay and wish to know what accounts you may receive, please contact us directly on 07 3833 6701 to enquire.
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