Talk About The Triumph Of Hope Over Experience. This Rather Takes The Cake!

This appeared last week. Will specialists consent to Greg Hunt revealing their fees? The Medical Costs Finder site is being revamped 10th September 2021 By Antony Scholefield On the scale of government-funded white elephants, the Medical Costs Finder website is certainly not the biggest beast in the health policy safari park.  It has not generated the taxpayer bills of My Health Record or disappeared into the National Medical Stockpile like Clive Palmer ’s 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine  — never to be seen again. But it has failed to fulfil its basic promise: to let patients compare fees between different non-GP specialists offering the same procedure in the same local area.  When it launched in 2019, the site simply provided average out-of-pocket costs by post code for 62 hospital procedures. It listed what percentage of patients paid no gap. And of those patients who did pay a gap, it showed what the median, top 10% and lowest 10% of fees were.... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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