+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default Medicare Safety Net

    Hello All

    I have a question regarding the Medicare Safety Net. My wife is pregnant and we have decided to go Private. Now the thing is, with private, you have to pay around $2000 in Ob management fees which the Medicare rebate is about $150. Now the thing is, my wife is only a few hundred dollars away from the Medicare Safety net so when we have to pay the fees, she wont be at the safety net but will go way past it once we pay.

    Will the medicare rebate be for this bill considering that most of it was above the safety net?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    539
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked
    178
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    The rebate for the ob management fee is capped by Medicare. From memory I think I got about $450 back. Hope that helps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    8,522
    Thanks
    2,929
    Thanked
    1,661
    Reviews
    36
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 26/9/2014100 Posts in a week
    I'm pretty sure there is only a set amount you get back from Medicare for the pregnancy management fee, regardless of whether you have reached the safety net or not.
    But once you pay it, you will be over the cap so any other appointments you should get extra back and be very little out of pocket. I think once I reached the safety net I was only paying about $7 for an ob appointment.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Wollongong, NSW
    Posts
    460
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    Bubintummy is spot on, I paid 2600 and got back 495, now I'm over safety net for rest of the year


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-10-2013, 11:58
  2. Known Egg Donor - Medicare question
    By angelmama74 in forum Egg Donation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-09-2013, 19:51
  3. Newborn Medicare/PPL/FTB
    By Rookiemum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-08-2013, 21:10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Be In Blossom
We offer physiotherapy run pregnancy Pilates, pregnancy Aerobics, and Mummy Pilates & Baby Massage classes with a focus on optimising posture, body awareness, pelvic floor support, back care and maintaining fitness, aiming to assist women prepare and recover from their birth.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!