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    Quote Originally Posted by TeBe View Post
    I had to pay $500 for the paediatrician who attended my c section and also examined bubs before we left hospital. He probably spent about 10 minutes in total with bubs and the bill was $500! This was not covered by private health insurance as it was bubs who was the patient and he was not considered an "inpatient" in the hospital, I was the inpatient, so bubs was not covered under private health insurance.
    But if I have family cover which covers my baby this should be covered? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeBe View Post
    I had to pay $500 for the paediatrician who attended my c section and also examined bubs before we left hospital. He probably spent about 10 minutes in total with bubs and the bill was $500! This was not covered by private health insurance as it was bubs who was the patient and he was not considered an "inpatient" in the hospital, I was the inpatient, so bubs was not covered under private health insurance.
    But if I have family cover which covers my baby this should be covered? (Peadiatrician) Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by townsvillenat View Post
    But if I have family cover which covers my baby this should be covered? (Peadiatrician) Thanks

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    I don't think your insurance will cover paediatrician costs as your baby will not be an in patient in hospital. Best to check with your insurance provider.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by townsvillenat View Post
    But if I have family cover which covers my baby this should be covered? Thanks

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    We also had family cover but had to separately pay for paed birth and after birth check.

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    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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    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
    So did your phi cover cost of paediatrician to attend your c section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    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.
    I was told the same thing.


 

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