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    Wow.

    It seems that even though the new legislation didn't get through parliament, Medicare have still found a way to screw us to the wall.

    My clinic said that I was granted a 20% discount (Yay!), but when you add in (A) That the clinic's fees have risen by their standard 3% for the 2016 year and (B) The government has changed the way they structure fees and rebates for the Medicare Safety Net, in the end this cycle will end up costing us the same amount OOP as we paid for a full cycle last time.

    Not only that, but both my and DH's Day Surgery Fees have gone up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Wow.

    It seems that even though the new legislation didn't get through parliament, Medicare have still found a way to screw us to the wall.

    My clinic said that I was granted a 20% discount (Yay!), but when you add in (A) That the clinic's fees have risen by their standard 3% for the 2016 year and (B) The government has changed the way they structure fees and rebates for the Medicare Safety Net, in the end this cycle will end up costing us the same amount OOP as we paid for a full cycle last time.

    Not only that, but both my and DH's Day Surgery Fees have gone up.

    Bugger blossom, You just can't win.

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    Blossom. does this change your plans?

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    How annoying Blossom. Are you still going ahead or do you need to reconsider?

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    @Blossom74 bugger i thought the safety net changes didnt get through?

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    Of cr~p @Blossom. I'm so sorry. Does this change your plans?
    @Precious40 How are you getting on?
    42c...not cool...Zooper Doopers for dinner.

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    Oh, you would not believe the massive post I just lost....

    In short:-

    The proposed changes we all opposed did not get passed in parliament, but there have still been changes made to how the Extended Medicare Safety Net is reached. That is, depending on how your clinic structures it's fees, you may need to spend more to reach your EMSN Threshold. With the discounted cycle I was offered, I would pay less money up front but would pay more OOP because I would not reach my EMSN. I would still get my regular Medicare Rebate, but not the EMSN Rebate.

    That being said, after two frantic phone calls to my clinic, they have now told me they will restructure their fees so as to ensure I do hit my EMSN Threshhold, and therefore get both rebates. I will now be around $1,000 less OOP than for a full cycle, so YAY!

    I still have some concerns though...

    1. We will still be OOP around $4,500 when you include Anaesthetist fees, Day Surgery fees, Emby Freezing and Emby Storage.

    2. We could well find ourselves in a position where we are lucky enough to get a frozen emby but so poor that we can't afford to transfer it in.

    I am trying to counteract those thoughts with the reminder that at 40+ the likelihood of getting very many frozen embies is slim.

    So at this stage I think we plough ahead and do our cycle as planned. We will have absolutely NOTHING left afterwards though....


    Blossom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    Of cr~p @Blossom. I'm so sorry. Does this change your plans?
    @Precious40 How are you getting on?
    42c...not cool...Zooper Doopers for dinner.

    44c here @Tahli. Even with the air con, it's killing me....

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    @Bongley congratulations, lovely news!!

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    It seems we will all be paying a little bit more OOP this year as opposed to last year, purely because of how the Government has restructured the way we reach our thresholds.

    I would presume that most clinics would increase their fees slightly each year as well?

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