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    Default Medicare rebate 80% ??

    Do you still get 80% back of OB fees once you hit the $2000 safety net? If not how much do you get back?

    If you don't get it back I don't know how we are supposed to afford $300 - $400 per week for OB visits and scans

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    No, the OB management fee is capped at $400ish.

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    So you get back $400 for the management fee?
    I will need weekly specialist scans and OB appointments from around 20 weeks this will cost around $300-$400 a week if we get nothing back from medicare surely they can't expect ppl to afford that?

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    You only get $400 back from the main $2000 ob fee, but you do get a larger discount for ob visits and scans etc. Not sure if it's 80% for those items but it is def more once you hit the safety net.

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    why do you need weekly scans? is going public an option?

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    If your having weekly scans, id be going public. If your high risk, you'll have your own team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy in the Sky View Post
    You only get $400 back from the main $2000 ob fee, but you do get a larger discount for ob visits and scans etc. Not sure if it's 80% for those items but it is def more once you hit the safety net.
    Thanks that sounds better!!
    I don't care bout paying the main OB fee it's just the weekly scans and extra appointments that worry me.
    $400 per week for 16 weeks is ALOT of $$. The Only other hospital I can go to (because I'm high risk and need close monitoring) is 1 1/2 hours away compared to 1/2 hour to the private hosp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleTime View Post
    If your having weekly scans, id be going public. If your high risk, you'll have your own team.
    I was considering that but the hosp is and extra hour away and it has horrible parking and waiting times are ages for appointments... I needed to go daily for the last 6 weeks of pregnancy with my first and ive been told this time will be alot worse so even more appointments starting earlier in the pregnancy I really don't want to have to drag my 17 month old up there every day.
    Ugh pregnancy wasn't meant to be this complicated and hard!

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    Sounds like the hospital i was at. Id seriously consider going public, may spend more time in the car but there care is there if something goes wrong & it will safe you money.

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    I just paid my ob fee on Monday ($1750) and got rebated $487.00 into my bank account today - I think this is about the max you get back.


 

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