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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummytopeanut View Post
    When you say immediate pay? Our of pocket cos we don't have private Health but happy to pay out of oursavings
    It's where you have a private docter but in a public hospital (compared to full private patient with private docter and hospital). I have to pay for docter, anesthesia and the hospital room/medication. You get some back from Medicare. I have to pay docter and anesthesia before op and room/medicine before leaving hospital. You don't need private health cover I am just paying for it with my md year lump sum payment. The price will be different for everyone dd is getting 4 things done but if you want to know how much I'm paying I'm happy to tell you. Public - free but op within years (3-5approx). Private - expensive (3x the cost of intermediate) but fast op within weeks. Intermediate - medium cost op within months.

    Thank you momma bear for your helpful post
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    Subscribing as DD is on the waiting list for tonsils/addenoids. I saw the ENT privately but he has a public waiting list at 1 hospital not too far away and said the wait is usually around 6 months. I'd love to hear how you go and what worked/didn't. I haven't given it much thought as I figure it is at least 4 months off still, but I should be at the ready as I imagine I won't get a lot of warning once a spot becomes available.

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    Thankyou so much will talk to DS doctor & see what our options are.

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    Bumping this thread as DD has her date now (just under 2 weeks away!!). Did the suggestions work? Any other ideas? I'm also stressing about keeping her healthy pre-op since she's on yet another course of antibiotics for her tonsils right now.

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    Default Advice on DD's operation

    I had surgery with my private surgeon last year but in a public hospital. We had to pay all costs up front and you can't claim anything back from Medicare until after the surgery. You don't get anything back on the hospital bed but you get some back for the anesatist and surgeon, can't remember what the percentages are though.

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    Default Advice on DD's operation

    I'd love to know what the 'intermediate' costs were? Would most offer this service? The lists are huge. We were rejected from the mater because they wouldn't be able to see us within 12 months. I don't get how 'oh, we are required to see you within 12 months, but we wouldn't have any spots, so instead we will reject you' is the better option.

    My sons sleep apnea keeps me up worrying some nights... His tonsils are just huge and he's on his 4th day of 38.5-39.5 temps and has barely eaten in 2 days. After having tonsillitis only about 2 months ago. And about 6 weeks before that. So on...


 

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