I just did some ringing around and found prices anywhere from $360 to $125.
All with the same rebates from Medicare of $90.
I rebooked into exact radiology for $125. And will be cancelling with qscan who wanted to charge is $215.
We had all our prev scans done there for $140 a pop. Seems crazy that one place can do a morphology scan for less than another can have a look at a 6week old dot on the screen!!
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03-04-2013 13:30 #11
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03-04-2013 13:36 #13Member
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I'm in QLD and have never had any scans bulk billed :-( my morph scan is coming up in a few weeks and that will be costing us $360.
03-04-2013 13:38 #14
03-04-2013 13:58 #15
The NT scan isn't considered 'routine' so most places charge to do it now.
With DS1 & 2 I didn't pay for anything. DS3 I paid for the NT scan and that's it.
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03-04-2013 14:03 #16
I was told with the NT scan that if your under 30 or it might have even been 35 that you were considered low risk therefor it wasn't bulk billed at most places. I dont know how much is costs though cos ive never had it before.
03-04-2013 14:06 #17
03-04-2013 14:06 #18
Ok here's the deal (and assuming you are talking private radiology practices rather than a public hospital)
They are private businesses. For each ultrasound they get Medicare plus the gap whatever that may be. Medicare rebates are pathetic so most places need to charge on top of that to stay afloat (pay for the doctor, sonographer, receptionist, machines etc).
Basically if they bulk bill they are cutting costs somewhere. The place may be in a cheap area so rent less, they would probably pay the sonographer and doctor less, plus they would spend less time doing and assessing each scan.
You get what you pay for guys. I'd be very reticent to go to a bill billing place if you can afford the gap at a good specialist place.
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03-04-2013 14:07 #19
Ie you are going to get the best doctors, machines and sonographers at the places where they will be paid more.
03-04-2013 14:08 #20
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