No Gap with scope procedures for patients with Private Health Insurance
Brisbane Scopes is a “No Gap” facility. This means that there will be no out-of pocket expenses. Dr Renaut’s office will bill your health fund directly. The only exception to this is if, after an initial consultation with Dr Renaut, it has been decided to perform another procedure at the same time as either the colonoscopy or gastroscopy. This is because that procedure will attract a gap payment (in accordance with Dr Renaut’s usual billing process) and health funds do not permit a combination of “gap” and “no-gap” procedures when performed under the same anaesthetic.
Following your colonoscopy, gastroscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy, Dr Renaut will advise you if further management is required. As a colorectal surgeon he is eminently well placed to continue looking after you if this is your wish – but you are under no obligation. The alternative would be to return to your GP and for him or her to refer you to a specialist of your choice. However, if you choose to stay under the care of Dr Renaut, any subsequent care will be billed in accordance with his normal billing process. The details regarding this can be found on his practice website – visit Brisane Surgeon website.