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Are you full informed? - Independent costs usually associated with antenatal care...

Are you full informed? - Independent costs usually associated with antenatal care...

01 Dec 2019

Are there other costs associated with my care which I should know about?

Yes.

When in hospital, accounts (for example) from Anaesthetists, Assisting Surgeons, Paediatricians, The Hospital, or Pathology Labs are separate to those from Intuition Private’s fees.

These accounts are not usually fully covered by your health fund or Medicare and it is your responsibility as the patient to contact such services directly for your fee estimates and/or to settle any accounts.

Some common examples of these fees may be (for example), but not limited to:

 

PREGNANCY-

Anaesthetist gap fee for an epidural when in labour

Anaesthetist gap fee for a caesarean section

Assisting Surgeon fee for a caesarean section- approximately 20% of the doctors’ surgery fee

Paediatric fees- daily hospital visits for your baby from the paediatricians

Hospital excess- usually determined by your chosen health fund policy

Hospital fees- for example day admissions, overnight admissions, extended stays and theatre fees (dependent on whether you have adequate health fund coverage or are a self-funded patient)

Pathology fees- for example, specimens collected whilst in hospital. You may also receive an account for pathology specimens collected for procedures performed whilst at our practice

 

GYNAECOLOGY PROCEDURES-

Anaesthetist gap fee for anaesthetic

Assisting Surgeon fee- approximately 20% of the doctors’ surgery fee

Hospital excess- usually determined by your chosen health fund policy

Hospital fees- for example day admissions, overnight admissions, extended stays and theatre fees (dependent on whether you have adequate health fund coverage or are a self-funded patient)

Pathology fees- for example, specimens collected whilst in hospital. You may also receive an account for pathology specimens collected for procedures performed whilst at our practice

 

Should you have any further questions regarding these separate fees, please contact the relevant service providers directly.

You may find some helpful phone numbers below:

Coast Anaesthetics and Medical- 02 4339 7339

Gosford Anaesthetic Clinic- 02 4324 7370

Doctors Billings (assisting surgeons and paediatricians) –

Gosford Private Hospital- 02 4324 7111

Gosford Public Hospital- 02 4320 2111

Also, your Health Fund or Medicare are relevant contacts for general claiming FAQ’s

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