Information for medical specialists
The Medical Costs Finder Portal and information for you and your patients
The Medical Costs Finder is a guide only. It is not a substitute for a medical quote, diagnosis or Informed Financial Consent.
Access the Medical Costs Finder Portal
If you’re interested in participating as a specialist, you can sign up or login to the Medical Costs Finder Portal.
Participation is voluntary and helps improve cost transparency for patients.
Information that the Portal collects and publishes
You can publish your practice locations, indicative fees and any gap arrangements for select high-volume typical services.
You will be able to complete a public profile. This includes your credentials, qualifications, and years of experience. Additional information can also be published to your profile, including languages spoken, practice website link and participation in clinical quality registries.
How the Portal collects and stores data
You can read about how the Medical Costs Finder Portal collects, maintains, protects and shares personal information in the privacy notice.
You can also see how privacy risks were assessed throughout the development of the Medical Costs Finder Portal in the Supplementary Privacy Impact Assessment – Summary.
Supporting patients through Informed Financial Consent
The Medical Costs Finder helps patients better understand the cost of medical treatment.
If you’re a referring specialist, you may need to help your patient understand the implications of out-of-pocket costs.
Informed patients contribute towards better Informed Financial Consent outcomes. The Australian Medical Association’s Guide on Informed Financial Consent is a helpful resource for both specialists and patients.