About Anaesthetic Fees

The fees involved

Medicare and health fund rebates generally do not cover the full costs of private practitioner fees. For most procedures there will be an "out of pocket" expense or "gap" which you will be required to pay.

Anaesthetic fees are made of item numbers reflecting the pre-anaesthetic consultation, the anaesthesia required for your particular procedure, the time taken from the start to the finish of your anaesthesia and any extra items related to your condition. Each doctor sets their own fees and billing policies and it is important that you ensure you understand the costs involved.

For insured patients generally there are two ways in which your account may be issued depending on the level of your insurance cover and the policies of your health fund:-

For uninsured patients the account will be invoiced directly to you. We can claim the Medicare rebate for your convenience. Many doctors prefer to receive payment of these accounts prior to the procedure being undertaken. If this is the case you will be contacted to organise this.

Our responsibilities

Your responsibilites

Where time permits and your anaesthetist has organised this, you will receive information which introduces your anaesthetist and details the likely fees for your procedure. You can also talk to your surgeon's office or contact us directly.

We encourage you to register your details with us so that fee information can be provided at the earliest opportunity.