well I have finally caught up on this thread geez I was a long way behind!!!
Just a quick hello to everyone and hope plans are moving forward for everyone.
AFM I have my 20 week scan on Monday and we will find out what we are having. Work has been crazy and I have not really turned on a computer at night to keep my sanity and I was in bed by 8.30 most nights
Finally caught up as on a weeks hols
Tahli hoping Wazza has some help for ya
@Dotty27 with PICSI and Embryoscope OOP was about $3500 + medications. I have PHI, so that covered hospital fee and after rebates (Medicare & PHI) anesthetist was between $100-300 (depending on gap they charged). For the first cycle of the year we had to pay hospital excess too.
With your figures wouldn't the OOP be $9300 less the immediate $3800 rebate, so $5500? Surely the clinic don't take the rebate too?
The other thing to bear in mind is the outside possibility that you may need to be hospitalised after a cycle. That has happened to me, so if you don't have PHI you need to know where you'd be admitted if needed. I was in a private hospital which was covered by PHI. I imagine there is a greater chance of OHSS and the like at the expensive clinics as they tend to use more stimulating drugs and GA, whereas from what I've heard the budget clinics with their twilight sedation tend to use less drugs, probably in part to avoid OHSS risk.
No it is $9300 (this includes $1800 for Wesley day surgery and $500-$700 for anaesthetist and they also take the $3800.
They clinic have told me they are not allowed to quote costs after the safety net as each individual differs they only quote the initial/regular medicare rebate - so frustrating trying to get a clear picture. thanks
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