As you have chosen to have your operation performed as a private patient, there will be a fee payable for the service provided by your anaesthetist.
Portsmouth Anaesthetic Group is a legally registered partnership, which sets its own fees for anaesthetic procedures. We bill our patients according to the Voluntary Code of Practice for Billing Private Patients published by The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland.
Please make all cheques payable to the Portsmouth Anaesthetic Group and not to the individual anaesthetist.
Anaesthetic Fees are applied in one of three ways:
1. Self-pay : anaesthetic fees are paid by you (the patient) direct to Portsmouth Anaesthetic Group
2. Fixed price : anaesthetic fees are already included within the ‘package price’ you pay to the Hospital
3. Insured : your insurance company will pay all or part of our fee, sometimes leaving you with an excess or ‘shortfall’ to pay to us.
You might already have been given a procedure code for your operation by your surgeon. The surgical secretary may be able to give you the anaesthetic fee at the time she tells you the surgical fee. If you are insured you will need to get approval (with a number) from your PMI. They will then indicate whether or not they will pay the anaesthetic fee in full or whether you will be liable for a proportion.
Our fees are currently charged as per the Western Provident Association (WPA) schedule of fees.
The WPA schedule may be viewed here.
While this schedule aims to give you an accurate estimate of your anaesthetic fees, we recommend that you contact us for confirmation.
Fees for Multiple Procedures:
All patients are kindly asked to note: Sometimes, the operation involves more than one anaesthetic procedure: for example, your anaesthetist may also give you a regional block for post operative pain relief. In that case, there will be additional charges for the second and any subsequent procedure.
These charges will be calculated as a percentage of the second and/or subsequent procedure, not as a percentage of the first procedure.
This works as follows:
- First procedure – up to 100% of the listed benefit
- 2nd procedure – up to 50% of the listed benefit for that procedure
- 3rd or any subsequent procedure – up to 25% of the listed benefit for that procedure
Please contact us if you have any questions.