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Obstetric fees/ tests explained

My "Management of Pregnancy" fee is divided into the following payments:

The following fees apply if you have Private Health Insurance which covers Obstetrics and an Australian Medicare Card:

Obstetric Visits &**Item Numbers

Billed Amount

Rebate

1. First visit - ** 104

$180 - $200
(+/- ultrasound)

$73.85-$106.15 = Rebate from Medicare

2. Antenatal Management
Fee due @ 20 week visit.
** 16590

$3900

$536.30 = Approx rebate from Medicare
$3900 - $536.30 = $3363.70
Out of pocket approx.
May be less if Safety Net is reached

3. Normal delivery **16519

 

Fully covered by health funds.

4. Complicated delivery **16522

 

Fully covered by health funds.

5. Antenatal visits **16500

$90
Around $40 after rebate

$40.10 covered by Medicare.
$31.40 safety net amount

6. Postnatal visit **105

 

Fully covered by Medicare.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOUR CURRENT REFERRAL FROM YOUR GENERAL PRACTITIONER MAY NOT COVER YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR PREGNANCY.

IN ORDER TO MINIMISE YOUR OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE A REFERRAL TO COVER YOUR ENTIRE PREGNANCY INCLUDING YOUR SIX WEEK POST-NATAL CHECK.

Tests that Dr Polyakov will order for you during your pregnancy

Antenatal blood tests - they include blood type, Hepatitis B, Rubella etc - Bulk Billed.

12 week scan - $210 approx at specialist ultrasound - partial rebate by Medicare.

10 week blood test for Down Syndrome, ect - Done by external pathology provider, extremely accurate test, also possible to find out baby¬ís gender - $400, no Medicare rebate at present

19 week scan - Morphology scan at specialist ultrasound - $210 approximately - partial rebate by Medicare.

28 weeks - Glucose test and Haemoglobin check - blood test bulk billed.

34 weeks approx. - dependant on growth - Ultrasound scan approx. $210- partial rebate by Medicare

36 weeks - GBS SWAB - vaginal swab - Bulk Billed

CTG monitoring - occurs in hospital - performed in the Delivery Suite if baby is overdue (past due date) or small in size for dates.

Please note that it is recommended for ALL pregnant women to have a flu vaccine once it become available in the flu season.

It is also recommended that pregnant women between 28 and 36 weeks gestation be vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis). Partners should also be vaccinated at that time. Both flu and whooping cough vaccinations are usually administered by your family doctor (GP).

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