Costs & Medical Insurance

Mr Mathew is recognised as a provider by all the major medical insurance companies (BUPA, BUPA International, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, Standard Life, Pruhealth Cigna etc.)

Mr Mathew’s billing company Mediaccounts will invoice the insurance company directly, providing you have obtained ‘preauthorisation’.

Insurance companies usually require a referral from your GP as a condition of the insurance policy. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to your initial consultation and if surgery is planned. The insurance company will give you a pre-authorisation number, which will smooth the process of account payment. Please bring your insurance details (policy number and authorization number) to the initial consultation.

If preauthorization has not been obtained prior to the consultation, you will be asked to pay on the day (cash or cheque) and should then forward invoices to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Self-funding Patients:

Most private hospitals now tend to offer package deals for a variety of treatments inclusive of investigations and surgery. They may require payment in full or a deposit at or before the time of treatment for self-funding patients. The hospital may require further payments on account with payment of the balance in full on discharge. The value of the deposit will vary with treatment and is at the discretion of the hospital providing treatment.

For majority of patients who are self funding and do not wish to avail any of the packages provided by the hospitals, Mr Mathew will provide an accurate estimate (assuming no medical complications) prior to commencing any treatment. The hospitals and anesthetist will have additional charges for their services. Please contact my secretary prior to the appointment if you wish to discuss this further.

Organising payment in advance of your treatment will save time on the day of admission.