Doctor's fees and charges


Posted by Lyn Patterson , Jul 01,2001,20:40   Archive
Hi everybody

Have just heard back from Australian Allergan who definitely state that Botox should be used within 4 hours of the toxin being diluted - (in other words, not frozen).

He also said the Botox was totally paid for by the Government.

He said that doctors charged a consult fee AND a procedure fee.

This would explain the TWO items on my account as he said the Botox was totally re-imbursed by the Government. The doctor is charging for the consultation (surely only the first visit could be called a consultation) and then charging as well for the injecting procedure.

This seems a bit over the top as it is only a 5-10 minute session at most.

What happens in US? NZ? UK? Are doctors there satisfied with one fee or are there multiple charges.

Lyn




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Re : Doctor's fees and charges --- Lyn Patterson
Posted by Virginia , Jul 01,2001,21:54 Top of Thread Archive
Lyn,
There was a thread here not too long ago about doctor's charges in the US. There doesn't seem to be much consistency about the charges. I am usually charged for the injections and the botox, but it wouldn't be unusual to be charged an additional "office visit" fee. Mine is all paid for by insurance.
Virginia in AL



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Re : Doctor's fees and charges --- Lyn Patterson
Posted by Lynn Yarbrough , Jul 02,2001,14:37 Top of Thread Archive
>This seems a bit over the top as it is only a 5-10 minute session at most.

What happens in US? NZ? UK? Are doctors there satisfied with one fee or are there multiple charges.<

We (in US) typically get charged about 50% for the Botox, 50% for the service.

I am reminded of a story about a famous electrical engineer who was called in to adjust the windings on a huge power generator. He billed his clients $500, and they objected, so he itemized it:

"Cutting cable: $.50
Knowing exactly where to cut cable: $499.50"

They paid his bill.

---- Lynn




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