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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    Wow, some of those management fees are extreme!! But they're not actually FOR anything are they?! We pay for each visit and then pay for the hospital (through health insurance and the gap), so what on earth is this fee for?!
    I thought every visit after you paid the management fee was covered???I bl00dy hope it is lol. I only paid my management fee last appt, and I dont have my next one til next week, but that was the impression I got from what they told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini85 View Post
    I thought every visit after you paid the management fee was covered???I bl00dy hope it is lol. I only paid my management fee last appt, and I dont have my next one til next week, but that was the impression I got from what they told me.
    Not for me, $100 per appt. $3000 due by 32 weeks... this was in Sydney, in 2010 though..

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    I went public with both mine. Was the best choice. I got treated perfect by almost all the midwives and docs and everyone else (1 middy was rude) sure there was a bit of a wait for the appts. But I still rotated between prob 3 dif people both pregnancies. And it didn't cost a arm and a leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini85 View Post
    That same thing was suggested to me, but they go off the date the service was offered, not the date you lodge them. (we tried everything we could with all our IVF cycles, nothing worked haha)
    Bugger, seemed like a good idea! I know I took three receipts with me at the time and got more for the servcies back but I cant remember if they were for dates before or after the management fee was paid. Your right it was probably after.

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    My fee schedule had the initial consult fee, the 12 week appt fee, the 20 week morph scan fee, then it said management fee due after 20 weeks. Then the only other fee it mentions is the $1050 gap for delivery. Bugger. They better not make me pay more haha. Hubby will not be impressed cause thats what I told him

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    Yeah private health insurance doesn't cover specialists. Only on hospital care! My visits to ob are between 60-180 depending on ultrasounds etc! Then at 20 weeks 2600. Didn't have to pay anything for labour and 4 nights in hospital last time. Medibank private covered all of it! Medicare give back small amounts. I think I will get $270 back from the $2600 payment. Woopie doo!

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    yep, rebates go on the date they are charged, not when u pay or submit then. ours was charged mid december, i waited to pay 1st jan in the hope that we would get the threshold for the whole next year.....no such luck, we gt it for the last 12 days of the last year :-(

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    My ob in bris is 150 initial visit, 80 ever visit after with management fee of 2000.

    I got back 120 from medicare for the first visit, 71 for each visit after and 460 of management fee.

    My ultrasounds and bloods were free (dating and morph) cos I work for a path lab.

    if you are low risk you can ask for fewer visits in the first few months. but after 30 wks you are required to be seen fortnightly till 36wks I think then weekly.

    I dont pay a delivery fee.

    the paed for DD charged 550 for the four visits he did in hospy (we paid for 3 and he threw in the 4th for free) and we got back a heap from medicare and presented the rest of the bill to our health fund. We got back a bit from them so ended up only costing us about 80 from memory.

    The anaest. charged 150 for the epidural and we got back most of it from health insurance cos it was in hospy.

    DD's tongue tie surgery was covered by PHI. My physio and LC appts during my stay were covered by PHI.

    we pay 550/quarter in health insurance for top cover.


    some of the OBs mentioned charge an absolute fortune!!

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    Just regarding the medicare rebate, at the end of the financial year, call medicare and get them to mail you a statement, you can claim some of your OOP's through your tax return

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    wow, i went private with both my kids, two different ob's /hospy's and i remember the private health only covered 50% of the anethetists bill... i got landed with the rest... which was about $700... NOT IMPRESSED. as for the peadeatrician.... don't get me started. he was about the same.


 

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