Can I see Mrs Overton if I am insured with BUPA?
Yes. Mrs Overton is BUPA recognized, but not BUPA assured. This means that you may have to pay the difference between the amount paid by BUPA and the fee charged.
When you contact BUPA, you should quote my provider number which is:
Mrs Caroline Overton, BUPA provider number 03249680.
What does it mean if Mrs Overton is not fee-assured?
The term 'fee assured' means that the insurance company is placing limits on the amount of money that they need to pay out in individual claims.
Fee-assured doctors have agreed to the fees set by the medical insurance. The level of reimbursement for your care will largely depend on your insurance company and type of policy. All the insurance companies re-imburse different amounts. Most companies have not increased consultant fees since 1995 and over the past five years have introduced reductions. During the same period, the cost of private medical practice has increased by over 35%.
Mrs Overton is not fee-assured which means that you will be asked to pay the difference between the level paid by the insurer and the fee charged. This difference is termed the shortfall.
Mrs Overton has set her fees at a level that allows her to continue to provide first class care. Her fees cover your appointment, room rental, rental of the ultrasound machine and the back-up of professional medical secretaries Maxine Taylor and Sharon Barnett.