Fees Metropolitan Anaesthesia

Your account for anaesthetic services will be determined by a number of factors

  • The nature and complexity of the surgery

  • Duration of the surgery

  • Age of the patient

  • Post operative care requirements

  • Previous medical conditions

  • Type of surgery (eg. Cosmetic or general)

  • Applicable Surgical Item number 

  • Inpatient or Outpatient services 

  • Whether the patient has private hospital health insurance

  • Health fund arrangements (eg. Co-payments or out of pocket expenses/Gaps)

To ensure you are fully aware of the costs involved with your anaesthesia please fill in the patient questionnaire form or contact us on (08) 6267 6200 to obtain an estimate of fees. Please note that although every effort is made to provide accurate estimates, based on the above variables the final account post surgery may differ to the estimate provided.

If you have any concerns about the quoted estimated fee you should discuss them with your anaesthetist prior to your anaesthesia.

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Out of Pocket Expenses/Gaps/Co-payments

Out of pocket expenses / Gaps / Co-payments, are amounts payable by the patient over and above any payments made by the health fund or Medicare. The Out of pocket expenses / Gap / Co-payment amount will vary depending on the anaesthetic fee and your health fund/Medicare rebate.

Out of pocket expenses have risen because the Commonwealth Government has not indexed Medicare rebates adequately for the last 25 years.

Health Fund rebates are only available on Inpatient services (ie. In hospital service)

Outpatient services (i.e. Non hospital services) attract only a Medicare rebate (NO health fund rebate)

Medicare rebates are applicable for both Inpatient and Outpatient services 

Simplified Billing

If the Doctor chooses to charge no out of pocket Expense, Metropolitan Anaesthesia will submit the account directly to the health fund & Medicare on the patient’s behalf. 

Once the account is paid, the health fund will send a copy of the statement of benefits to the patient advising what items and fee have been paid to the Doctor.

Patients without private health insurance (uninsured) / Patients with overseas insurance / Patients with no Australian Medicare (incl. Reciprocal Medicare Cover)

Patients who are uninsured, overseas patients or with no Australian Medicare (Incl. Reciprocal cover) are required to pay the full Anaesthesia fee before their anaesthetic. 

An estimate of fees will be provided to the patient at the soonest availability and time permitting, payment is required at least 7 days prior or no later than 1 day prior to surgery.

If we do not make contact or no estimate is received in writing from us, please contact us via email or telephone on (08) 6267 6200.

Patients having Cosmetic or Elective Surgery

Patients undergoing cosmetic surgery or procedures not covered by Medicare or if the surgical item number is on the health fund Item number Exclusions lists, payment for the full or part Anaesthesia fee is required prior to your anaesthetic.

An estimate of fees will be provided to the patient at the soonest availability and time permitting, payment is required at least 7 days prior or no later than 1 day prior to surgery.

If we do not make contact or no estimate is received in writing from us, please contact us via email or telephone on (08) 6267 6200.

Payment Options
Payment can be made credit card over the phone, cash in our offices or bank cheque/money order. Personal cheques will only be accepted if sufficient clearance time is provided. Failure to pay in full prior to surgery may result in the surgery being postponed or cancelled. 

To make a payment over the phone please contact us on (08) 6267 6200 or alternatively please email/fax your credit/debit card details through.