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#1 smiles=)

Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:57 PM

am having my 12 week scan next week through a private ob/gyno and wondering how much it costs and how much you get back from medicare as the stupid place never answers there phone and i need to know how much money to save for it and how much i will be out of pocket. thanks in advance.

#2 pippityroo

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

Inlcuding bloods... Just under $400. Public.

I got about maybe $150 back if that from medicare, probably less though.

Thank goodness my 20w scan yesterday was done at the hospital and under medicare/bulk billed

#3 mrsmags

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:05 PM

i paid $215 at a womens ultrasound clinic.  No bloods or dr fee involved in that.  I think I got about $50 back from Medicare.

Medicare don't give you much back at all unfortunately. sad.gif

#4 Zahhy

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:07 PM

I was told $150 for non-pension, $100 for pension when I booked in for mine. Can't remember what they said I'd get back from Medicare.
Not including bloods, which for me have usually cost about $110.

#5 Fillyjonk

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:11 PM

My scan will cost $220 but I don't know about the bloods or how much I will get back from Medicare.

#6 gizboo

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:16 PM

My scan was $220, I got $60 back from medicare.
My bloods cost $80. I just got the bill, so not sure if I can claim from medicare yet on those...

#7 Bellazeus

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:24 PM

170 for the scan done at an ultra sound clinic, 60 back from medicare.

The thing i was really dirty about, was that i had my bloods done at my gp, neither the gp nor the lady who took the blood told me there was any cost, Id had bloods done before and had never been charged for anything so it never even occured to me to ask. 3 weeks later i got a bill from the pathology lab for over 100.

#8 Crazy.Whimsy

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:29 PM

Mine cost $90 for the ultrasound, I didn't have the bloods though. I'm guessing that the $90 is the gap.

#9 cabbagepatch

Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:34 PM

Both my dating scan and 12 week scan were $150 and got $60 back from medicare both times...

I've also had 4 lots of blood taken and never been charged anything??? Is my doctor just bulk billing them? They get done through QML pathology...

Oh well, I won't bite the hand...Tounge1.gif

#10 smiles=)

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

i had my bloods through my gp and i have a concession card so does that make the scan cheaper cause all my other scans were bulk billed.

#11 *Finn*

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:10 PM

Both pregnancies it has never cost anything for both scan or bloods but I'm pretty sure my ob ticks the bulk-billed box on the form so I don't know if that makes a difference.
Scan done through QDI
Bloods done at QML

#12 BVB09

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:14 PM

For memory around $300.00.

#13 Subbies

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

I had my 12 week scan at a private sonographers, didn't have the bloods.  Scan on it's own cost $90 and I got $60 back straight away - so only $30 out of pocket.  Was pretty happy with that.

It obviously varies quite a lot!

#14 lozoodle

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:34 PM

Mine was $315 for the scan and $135 for the bloods. I got back about $40 for the bloods and $59 for the scan.

#15 bikingbubs

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:47 PM

This makes me even more confused as to why I have paid $0 for my dating scan & 12 wk scan.  I was expecting to have to pay for at least one of them but each time they have said there is nothing to pay.  It has not been through the hospital either, hrmm. Not that I am complaining, lol.

#16 red in oz

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:51 PM

I had my 12 week scans bulk billed both times.. GP might have to request it BB for you.

Bloods about $100 each time, half back from medicare.

#17 --binda--

Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:18 AM

I've had them done bulk billed both times previously.

#18 Penguin78

Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:03 AM

My GP ticked the bulk billed box too, so i didn't pay anything for the scan, i paid for the bloods, but can't remember how much, i think maybe $70..

#19 Lawns85

Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:08 AM

I'm in Canberra, paid $250 for the scan & $120 for my bloods. Got $112 back from Medicare.

I think it depends where you live.

Mine was done at a private ultrasound clinic & private pathology. I'm a private patient using an OB if that helps

#20 Natmac

Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:09 AM

I paid $220 for 12 week scan through private Ob and $100 for blood referred by GP.

#21 Chelsea86

Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:18 AM

Wow! A few different prices there!! Guess I should start saving too! Although my doc told me there was no scans or appointments for 12 weeks....which I thought was a bit odd!

#22 smiles=)

Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:46 PM

omg just found out its $145 and you only get 50 back thats a damn
lot of money does include pics and a dvd though.

#23 helenahu

Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

Mine first ultrasound costs $80 in a public hospital and I claimed 80% from medicare. And I booked my second one as well which would be $115 and also can claimed 80% from medicare.
I just received a blood test bill around $100, not sure if I can claim from Medicare. But it's very strange I did several blood test at GP, never been charged.

#24 meemee75

Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:52 PM

The $ 100 blood test if for the first trimester screen for Down's , Trisomy 18   and will always cost if you have it done with the 12 week nuchal translucency scan.  The two together give you a risk factor for the above.
Not sure if it is free for women over a certain age etc 37 years

All other blood tests for pregnancy can be bulk billed and free..

My 12 week scan ( nuchal transluceny) was about $140 but I can claim some back as apparently being "advanced maternal age" (WTF! )ohmy.gif at 35 yrs of age.

#25 meemee75

Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:00 PM

Wow! A few different prices there!! Guess I should start saving too! Although my doc told me there was no scans or appointments for 12 weeks....which I thought was a bit odd!

It's not reallly odd at all. I think there is so much over servicing going on in early pregnancy, But i guess if women are happy to pay........?
In the public system a lot of women aren't seen until after 12 weeks after their initiAL GP booking and tests.

The most important scan is really the 18-20 week morphology scan to make sure all structures and anatomy is normal.
The 12 week scan is optional for dating, nuchal transulency ( which if you're not getting the blood test as weel there may be little point) and maternal reassurance there is a heart beat. Only really limited fetal physiology can be picked up on this scan.

In the last 10 years I've seen most women having 1-2 U/S in pregnancy only, to now having 4-5 plus ultrasounds or 1 at every OB appt which seems so bizarre and I'd question whether they are all really necessary. shrug.gif .

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