There are some that do bulk bill, in brisbane we have Exact Radiology and the only ones they don't bulk bill is the NT scan and Morphology scan (18-20weeks) and if you have any medical conditions that you may have a high risk pregnancy then they will bulk bill the NT scan, also the Morphology one used to be bulk billed but was removed in Jan this year due to how long the scan takes to do. Hopefully you can find one where you are
My 12 week scan was bulk billed except for the NT scan, which I paid $120 and got half back from Medicare. I'm yet to did out if I will be bulk billed for the 5 month scan.
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Is mount Waverley near you? Thanks not true re:no one bulk billing pregnancy scans. My work does
Also all ultrasounds take time? It's got nothing to do with taking up their time. They're paid to perform a service.
I also think you should let the company ladies are booked into tell them how THEIR site runs. Every practice is different.
The ultra sound place where I go are more than happy to have family members in the room.
As for the comment about preparing for children and you should be prepared for payments...that's pretty insensitive. I spent over $1,000 in scans because I required so many. Nothing could have ever prepared me for that. Scans are expensive, it's yet another payment we have to fork out.
Im sure you were trying to be helpful, it just came across a bit insensitive.
I had all mine bulk billed. Just ask your doctor to refer you to a bulk billing company.
Also, I had to get a referral from my GP as well as my OB for some reason. I can't remember why now but there was a reason for Medicare purposes.
Im in western suburbs, Melbourne and I have had both my dating and NT scan bulk billed this pregnancy and the rest of my scans will be too.
There are places around that do bulk bill, you just have to ask around
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Hi there, are Healthscan Specialist Imaging good for 12 week NT scan? There is one close to where I live. They also bulk bill this 12 week u/s. Some people say I must go to specialist women ultrasound place because they do it regularly and have certified/accredited sonographer to this type of scan. There will be at least $200 out of pocket cost (after medicare rebate). Please suggest. Thanks.
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