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Are Your Patients Eligible for a Medicare Rebate?

Your patient may be eligible for a Medicare rebate when any of the following features are present and stated on the referral:

1.  The patient is 12 to 16 weeks of gestation and referred by a medical practitioner, and

2.  One or more of the following conditions are present:

  • abdominal pain or mass;
  • abdominal wall scarring;
  • advanced maternal age;
  • alloimmunisation;
  • autoimmune disease;
  • bowel stoma;
  • cardiac disease;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • diminished symptoms of pregnancy;
  • drug dependency;
  • high risk pregnancy;
  • hyperemesis gravidarum;
  • hypertension;
  • inflammatory bowel disease;
  • liver or renal disease;
  • maternal infection;
  • poor obstetric history;
  • pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
  • previous caesarean section;
  • previous post dates delivery;
  • previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
  • risk of fetal abnormality;
  • risk of miscarriage;
  • significant maternal obesity;
  • suspected or known cervical incompetence;
  • suspected or known uterine abnormality;
  • suspicion of ectopic pregnancy;
  • thrombophilia;
  • toxaemia of pregnancy;
  • uncertain dates.

If you would like further information, please call 9322 4650.