Informed financial consent
Once you have chosen your specialist, ensure they supply you with an informed financial consent document. This document provides you with an estimate of fees for the proposed treatment and should indicate the medical gap or out-of-pocket expenses.
Informed financial consent is about understanding the cost of your medical bills before your treatment.
Specialists should inform you of the total cost of the treatment in writing before you decide to have a procedure done. This enables you to compare providers.
You are entitled to contact a number of specialists to find out about the costs they charge before deciding which specialist to use. You may also wish to discuss how often they do the procedure you are having, and their complication rates, such as the proportion of their patients undergoing that procedure who go on to develop an infection.