Health Minister Greg Hunt’s promised medical fee transparency website has hit a snag, with leading physicians warning they will not participate in a "meaningless" political exercise. As the minister’s advisory group prepares to meet on Friday, obstetrician Gino Pecoraro said he did not expect any doctor to agree to have their fees published on the website if it did not also make clear what the patient’s total out of pocket cost would be. Health Minister Greg Hunt has promised to set up a searchable website listing doctors’ fees.Credit:Chris Hopkins "The doctor’s fee by itself is a meaningless number, because people need to know firstly what the doctor charges and then what Medicare and private health funds will give them, so they can figure out what they’re going to be out-of-pocket for," Dr Pecoraro said. "There are tens of thousands of insurance policies and then there are the exclusions … […]