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    DD needs to have an ultrasound. It is going to cost $250 does anyone know if I'll get anything back?

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    find out what the item number is then look on their website

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    that's a lot! Does anyone in your area do bulk billing?

    You would get something back from Medicare, but I think its less than half

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    Call up the ultrasound place and ask them, or get the item number from them and then call medicare to ask.

    I have had two $250 ultrasounds and got back $40 something, then $100 for the second. So you really need the specific item number to know.

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    No one bulk bills. I'll have to call. I'm freaking out at only getting $40 back!!

    It's a renal U/S..

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    Are you sure that there is absolutely no one that bulk bills?
    I had two scans at a bulk bill clinic, one for the ultra sound the other for my thyroid as they thought it might be effecting the baby. My last I had to pay for and it cost $240 and I receive $85 back although I'm still yet to claim that back. This scan I was given 3d/4d shots of the baby so I didn't mind paying... but otherwise I would of found a bulk billing practice as the cost is pretty excessive... even more so if you this is your first one because there's nothing to really see.

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    Thanks guys. I don't have a healthcare card or anything. We have one place that's bulk bills that does x-rays. I can call and see if they do ultrasounds too. But her referral is addressed to this specific place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    But her referral is addressed to this specific place.
    But most can be used anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdear View Post
    But most can be used anywhere
    Okay thanks. I'll call the other place in the morning. they do ultrasounds and will bulk bill! Because $250 just seems crazy

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    Just an update- no one will let me bulk bill so we are stuck paying $250!!!


 

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