The physician may not provide medically reasonable health services (SINGeL services) free of charge. Doctors may not unduly undercut the rates set out in the Schedule of Fees for Physicians (GOÄ) (§ 12 par. 1). It is contrary to professional law and violates the collegiality rule (§ 29 Professional Code) if a physician offers free SINGeL services. According to Heilmittelwerbegesetz § 7 para. 1 it is not permitted to offer benefits and other free services.
The initial consultation fee is independent of a later operation decision and only takes into account the costs of the initial consultation. The consultation fee may not be deducted from a later treatment.
The GOÄ must be taken as the basis for the fee calculation. The services include consultation, examination, documentation and the preparation of a treatment plan and reimbursement of expenses.
The invoice according to §2 GOÄ includes the following services:
- An anamnesis interview,
- A full investigation,
- The preparation of a treatment plan and
- A detailed consultation.
You will find the consulting fee on our costs page.