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My GP wrote on my form "high risk pregnancy, shared care. Bulk bill please"
Apparantly if the gp requests it you get bulk billed, otherwise you have to pay it.
Mine is a whole different story - they were supposed to bulk bill me and they've refused so we are in the middle of trying to work it out at the moment.
I am not sure how it works as I have had 3 diff scenarios with 3 diff pregnancies!
DS - bulk billed as referred thru the RBH (hospital) and done on site.
DD1- paid for by me. This pregnancy did shared care between my GP and the hospital and my GP made the referrals
DD2- bulk billed by my (different) GP (now living on the sunshine coast and my GP offered to find me an xray clinic that bulk billed)
So it may have something to do with where the referral comes from and which clinic you use???
Oh - and none of mine were high risk pregnancies. I did need extra scans for my last one as I had partial placenta previa, but nothing major.
Mr J (April 2005) Miss Z (Feb 2007) and Miss O (Oct 2010)
From what I understand, if the GP requests the scan to be bulk billed, then it should be.
When i went for my scans. i had to pay $150 another place charged $180...
I got the referal from my GP..
Then i had a midwife appointment and i was coming up to my 20 week scan. I went for the scan and i went to pay.. the lady behind the desk said its from the hospital you dont pay with those ones..
So maybe thats why?
DS - Nov 2008 & DD - Feb 2012
They charged for the initial scan, but all scans after the initial for the duration of the pregnancy where then bulk billed.
Although all of mine have been bulk billed as my sister in law works there. So I'm pretty lucky in that respect!
But it just depends on the clinic, and if you ask I think. Completely separate from pregnancy I once went in for a CT scan, and discussed payment options with them before getting it done, they offered a small payment fee and the rest bulk billed. So it really is based on the clinic at times.