Anaesthetic fees are determined by both the complexity of the surgical procedure, wellbeing of the patient and the time taken. Medicare rebates for anaesthesia are low and do not adequately compensate for the high level of responsibility and length of training required.
There is a large gap between the Medicare rebate and the maximum fee suggested by both the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
Private health fund rebates help to decrease this difference.
Fees are set by the individual anaesthetist but there may be a gap or out of pocket expense associated with your account.
You will receive an Informed Financial Consent document prior to your surgery or will be contacted by our rooms.
If you have any questions regarding fees please contact the rooms prior to your surgery or speak to your doctor on the day of surgery.
Patients who are uninsured should contact the rooms prior to surgery.