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    Default Ultrasounds and bulk billing

    Why is it some places can bulk bill all ultrasounds ( for example up until his pregnancy (my 3rd) I was under the impression no one would bulk bill the NT scan but all other scans could be bulk billed which is he way it was with my previous two pregnancies)

    Anyway, with this pregnancy I found a place that bulk billed the NT scan, and now I have the anatomy scan due and it seems no one will bulk bill except this place where I got the NT scan done..

    I don't understand why some places can and some places can't/won't?

    Anyone know?

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    No idea but Im jealous you got the NT scan bulk billed and can get the anatomy scan bulk billed! NT was about $180 for me and the anatomy scan was $130.

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    Noone seems to bulk bill them in qld. Our 18-20 wk scan is going to cost us $215 upfront with a maximum rebate from Medicare of $90. It's crazy expensive. But we have no choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    No idea but Im jealous you got the NT scan bulk billed and can get the anatomy scan bulk billed! NT was about $180 for me and the anatomy scan was $130.

    Your local aren't you London? Global Diagnostics in kwinana are the mob that are bulk billing the lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeWithLove View Post
    Noone seems to bulk bill them in qld. Our 18-20 wk scan is going to cost us $215 upfront with a maximum rebate from Medicare of $90. It's crazy expensive. But we have no choice.
    That's what the going rate was for this anatomy scan, even up at the hospital, with something like a $80 rebate from Medicare... Why would I do that when this global diagnostics mob would bulk bill the lot.. I really don't understand how this even works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoalready View Post
    Your local aren't you London? Global Diagnostics in kwinana are the mob that are bulk billing the lot.
    DAMMIT that would have been helpful a few months ago haha No more scans left for me now.

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    I'm in WA, this is bub number 3, and every scan (dating, NT & morphology) have all been bulk billed, as well as the bloods for the NT. It's amazing how inconsistent it is!

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    My bloods for the NT were free, oddly enough.

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    I'm not sure why, I know a few people who had bulk billed scans at their local hospital but I had to pay $180-$235 per scan.

    What made it worse is I had to have about 7 scans because of concerns so it was quite costly.


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    Ive found a few places in brisbane that bulk bill, depends on the area ive found, normally easier to get a bulk billed one in the areas with a lower socioeconomic demographic.

    I got my dating scan and anatomy scans bulk billed in all 3 pregnancies but NT ones had to be paid for (I didnt have them though) and my sizing scans and scans to check bubs heart etc at 32 weeks cost me approx $250 then I got $80 or so back from medicare but thats it.


 

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