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    Default Epidural - Covered by OB fee, PHI or me?

    As the title suggests.. Can anyone tell me which of the three covers epidural?

    Ive never had an epidural but Im seriously considering it this time as Im really not coping with this pregnancy and the thought of birth being just
    as bad as Ive come to expect from this pregnancy I want to let them know that Ive changed my mind (I told them I expect to birth without pain relief or gas only) and want the epi in standby!

    Any info would be appreciated! I dont fancy waiting on hold with bupa!

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    I am sure it depends on the anaesthetists fees. My friend had an epi, out of pocket was $500, at the same hospital I had a spinal block for csection my out of pocket was $300. Different anaesthetists, different PHI companies. Give the hospital a call, get the cost and item number then call your phi to see what your gap will be. Good luck.

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    Oh, and it definately wont be covered by your ob fees

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    Thanks for that! I wouldnt have thought to call and find out the item number

    $300-$500 out of pocket isnt too bad I guess!

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    Yeah my friend said it was the best $500 she had ever spent

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    At Northpark Steve uses 2 guys in general for epi's....

    Ive had both do spinal blocks or epi's with both and the most I was out of pocket was $150 each time (I had 3 over my pregnancy)

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    Mine was covered by PHI.

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    Thanks mini-moo!!

    Thats awesome to know. I'm loving Steve, he really is wonderful! Squeezed me in on Monday when he was supposed to be on holidays!

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    Mine was $880 and a little bit was covered by PHI and a little bit by medicare and the rest by me.

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    Glad ur liking him!!

    Wow I'm impressed he was even On holidays!! Lol..... In the 3 years I've dealt with him he has never taken holidays!! And tries to never take holidays!


 

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