Practice Fees And Billing Policy 2022

It is important to familiarise yourself with the fees being charged at our practice in order to avoid disappointment and unwanted/unexpected medical bills. We encourage you to contact us if you have any queries regarding your account. Sometimes a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

Room Consultations:

All room consultations are payable in full at the rooms. No claims for any room consultations will be submitted to the medical aid by the practice. The patient will receive an invoice which can be used to claim back the consultation fee (or part thereof) from the medical aid.

New Patient – New ConsultationR 850
Follow up consultation ( no surgery )R 500
Follow up consultation ( post-surgery more than 6 weeks )R 500
Follow up consultation ( post-surgery less than 6 weeks )No Charge
Steroid InjectionsR 250

Room Procedures:

All room procedures and consumables will be charged to the medical aid, provided sufficient funds are available. The patient will remain liable should there be insufficient funds or no out-of-hospital benefit.

In-hospital Theatre Procedures:

Our practice does NOT charge the rates that the Department of Health (DOH) has determined for specialist doctors, which is known as the Reference Price List (RPL). RPL values for services are available from the DOH or from the Health Professions Council of South Africa (

Our practice billing policy rate is 3 times the RPL rate, NS Rogers Orthopaedic Surgery Inc. does, however, negotiate and discount rates if and when necessary.

For elective (pre-planned) surgery, you will be provided with a written quotation and estimation of cost to be expected.

Unscheduled (emergency) or after hour theatre cases are billed according to the practice tariff (RPL x 3).