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    Default IVF costs?

    Hi I am just wondering as a have a friend who may need IVF and she's looking at the cost. Can anyone tell me about medicare rebates etc and PHI and what they do and don't cover. I am curious as well.

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    Bump, anyone????

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    Our clinic is $7,000 upfront on commencement of cycle, a weeks afterwards you get a receipt to claim from Medicare, you get about $4,500 back. For transfers after that you have to pay $2,500 and you get about $1,800 back from Medicare and the cycle continues. With each fresh cycle you have to pay the $7,000 again. Some of the drugs are covered under private health insurance.

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    Hi Ally,

    All clinics have different pay structures so it's best to check out their websites as most will have all the info on their for you. My clinic in SA IS 3800/stimulate cycle (includes drugs) but then an additional $500 for Aneasthetist & hospital day bed. Of that we get about $1800 back from medicare. Frozen embryo cycles are $1250/cycle with about $600 from Medicare.
    We have top PHI which pays for nothing apart from the day bed for the egg pickup. Hope this helps xx

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    Thanks guys, I will give this info to my friend and hope it helps. The paperwork from phi and Medicare are a bit confusing.

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    I found my phi and Medicare to seem very helpful at the time I enquired (quite happy to tell you what invoice numbers etc they'll pay for) but at the end of the day Medicare pays for the dr and some of the rebate and the drs fees & phi some drugs and a hospital bed


 

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