I didn't keep exact figures but estimate we were about 5k out of pocket for each of our private c-section births with full private health cover. That includes ob's management fees and visits and all specialist fees for the births
I was able to claim our paedatrician fees with Medicare as bubs is considered an outpatient when born, even with family cover which we have.
My health fund covers my baby and the pediatrician costs? I have family cover with MBP. You just need to add bubs to your cover within 60 days of the birth and they back date it
I was told that my bub would be covered by my PHI if he needed to be admitted into special care etc. However, as he was just checked over by the paed he was technically an outpatient boarding with me which is why we received a bill. I then claimed at Medicare and got most back as I was over the safety net.
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