Mine says 20 weeks the fee for the planning and management- $2350 (Medicare +esmn rebate $492) I have no idea what that is! But then it says dont pay it until 24 weeks :/
When I rang the other obs who he works with she was sure I wouldn't have to pay him too but I will wait and see. I don't care if I do. It's my care and well being.
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31-10-2013 16:00 #11
31-10-2013 16:05 #12
Subbing as I'll be changing OBs at about 22 weeks due to moving interstate..
31-10-2013 16:47 #13
I moved interstate in my third trimester and told my 1st OB who elected to bulk bill me (really nice of her - I didn't ask!). I then paid a reduced fee for my 2nd OB (although it was higher than the normal fee for my 1st OB - different markets in different states)
The 2nd OB did the appointment with the medicare rebate.
I had a very uncomplicated pregnancy though
31-10-2013 20:30 #14
01-11-2013 06:27 #15
I switched at 16 weeks after meeting with my original ob twice. The first consult I paid for, as per the fee schedule. Her schedule only said I would pay for the pregnancy management fee next at 20 weeks but after seeing her at around 14 weeks I decided to switch and she sent me a bill for $200 which I disputed. But I had good reason to do this as she had given me some bad advice which cost me more $ and her staff were extremely rude to me which is one of the reasons I switched. She was also very clinical and cold, and my dh and I just didn't feel comfortable with her. I also had to wait an hour each time to see her but the appointment was only very short. After i changed ob's though, my new ob did give me a slightly reduced rate. He was absolutely wonderful and what you would expect from an ob, but all my ante natal appointments were 5 minutes long (although I never had to wait, he was always on time, despite having heaps of patients), and for this pregnancy (my 2nd) I saw him at about 8 weeks, 13 weeks, 19 weeks and then around every 4 weeks through 2nd trimester and fortnightly for half of 3rd trimester and then weekly for the last 5 weeks of the pregnancy. So I got a lot of regular care.
I would definitely question your ob's bill and try to fight it or at least have it reduced. Couldn't hurt! And make sure if you are writing a letter, to include your reasons for leaving so it is clear that you feel they didn't do enough for you or were at fault somehow.
01-11-2013 09:41 #16
I can highly recommend my Adelaide OB - she delivered at Calvery in North Adelaide. http://www.calvarybabies.com.au/ Let me know if you want more info!
01-11-2013 09:57 #17
Lol I am booked in at Calvary with an OB already, thank you though
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