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    Default Medicare Safety Net and Obstetrician Fees?

    Hi ladies,
    Apologies as this has no doubt been asked before, but I can't find anything recent on the Medicare Safety Net and Obstetrician Fees. Or at least, I can't understand the govt website re:EMSN and Obstetrician fees.

    I have met the threshold earlier this year (thanks IVF!) and will be paying my 20 week obstetrician fees later this month (approx $3900).

    Does anyone know if any rebates apply to this fee?
    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm pretty sure you don't get more back even if you've reach the safety net for that particular item, sorry 😔

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    Google Extended medicare safety net. You do get some back but its capped (the 80% oop doesnt count), from memory it may only be $400.

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    Actually I just checked and I got back an extra $225 when I paid pregnancy management fee thanks to the safety net 😊

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    I just found thag the general rebate is $275 + the EMSN of $219 = $494. Everyone that pays the fee reaches the SN right away and gets the max amount.

    Eta-sorry this was 2014 amounts. I don't think they would be too different though.
    Last edited by Ngaiz; 15-10-2015 at 22:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    I just found thag the general rebate is $275 + the EMSN of $219 = $494. Everyone that pays the fee reaches the SN right away and gets the max amount.
    Yup this is what I got back when I paid our fee earlier this year (fee was $2800). After bub was born we registered as a family for the safety net and then got back more on our paed bills which was handy as this bill was almost a grand (2 weeks management in neonatal care then follow up appointments).

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    Helpful! I'm in exactly the same boat.

    Hi SJ565, who'd have thought we would end up here, 20 weeks preg! I remember when we cycled together. Well done to you, nearly halfway through!

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    Thanks ladies!
    I knew I was being optimistic, thinking for more back! Oh well

    I know, @HopefulK! Congrats on making it to halfway, Im a few weeks behind you

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