About our Fees
In accordance with the Association of Anaesthetists guidance, we aim to be open about our fee structure, so that you know in advance of the likely costs involved.
It is important to understand that we as providers set fees, insurance companies set maximum levels that they will contribute towards fees.
Each procedure has a OPCS code made up of a letter and 4 digits. This code determines the fee charged.
Our fees are based on the WPA insurance schedule. There is a link to this schedule below, so you can look up the cost of your procedure. Occasionally, in very complex cases, fees are arranged on an individual basis with your insurer. Plastic Surgical fees are not included in most insurance policies and the likely anaesthetic fee can be obtained from the Surgical Consultant's secretary.
Whilst we will strive to work with your insurer to minimise any excess, please be aware that the level of reimbursement from many insurers has fallen in real terms over the last decade.
Patients of 'fee assured' surgeons will have their anaesthetic fees paid in full by the insurer.
If you are paying for your treatment on an 'Inclusive Care' package your anaesthetic fees will be paid directly by the hospital.
Fees for Routine admissions to Intensive or High Dependency Care are paid directly by the Spire Hospital.