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How Much Does IVF COST – QLD Costs

To achieve among the highest pregnancy rates in Australia we employ a team of exceptional Specialists, Scientists and Nurses, carry out leading research into reproductive medicine and continuously implement cutting edge technology. We are mindful of the costs involved in providing this level of expertise and our fees reflect the importance we place on ensuring our treatments remain as accessible as possible. 

While Medicare covers most Monash IVF services, the fees associated with providing Assisted Reproductive Technologies can be confusing. To help you understand our fee structure, we have provided answers below to some of the common questions we are asked about our fees:

How much of the Monash IVF fee is covered by Medicare?

Most items within the Monash IVF fee have a Medicare rebate, which means that Medicare will pay part of the cost of your treatment cycle. The Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) provides an additional rebate for Australian families and singles who incur out-of-pocket costs for out of hospital services. Medicare has put a maximum limit on the amount of benefits that will be paid for IVF related services in 2010. Medicare has called this the “Extended Medicare Safety Net benefit cap”. The actual rebate from the Safety Net is difficult to estimate, as each IVF treatment is individually tailored to suit each patient and the amount of the Safety Net rebate also depends on whether you have reached the Safety net threshold for that calendar year. Please refer to the Medicare website for the current Safety Net threshold.

Even though each person has different circumstances, the Safety Net can significantly reduce your out of pocket costs. For more information on the Medicare Safety Net, Please contact Medicare on 132011 or you can contact our Accounts Department at each clinic.

How much does IVF cost?

Below fees are effective as of 1 July 2015

IVF Treatment

Patient Out of Pocket Costs after Safety Net*

Initial Consultation with a Fertility Specialist

$150 – $250

(Cost will vary between Fertility Specialists)

Initial Stimulated Cycle

Medicare Item  Number: 13200

$3,999

Subsequent Stimulated Cycle

(in the same calendar year)

Medicare Item Number: 13201

$3,444

*This fee excludes the fees for:

  • Management of your IVF cycle – Medicare Item Number 13209
  • Egg Collection – Medicare Item Number 13212 (This item number is also able to be claimed from your Private Health Insurance, if applicable)
  • Embryo Transfer – Medicare Item Number 13215

The total approximate out of pocket cost will range from $360 – $690 for these additional item numbers.

Embryo Genetic Testing Costs

Embryo Screen

$670 per embryo tested

 

Karyomapping

 

$770 per embryo tested

 

Private Hospital Admission and Anaesthetist fees – Out of Pocket costs vary depending on your private health insurance and will need to be discussed with the relevant Hospital and Anaesthetist.

The Medicare Safety Net Rebate applies once a qualifying patient has reached their safety net threshold. The figure quoted above is only indicative as each patient will be at a different stage towards reaching their threshold.

Success Rates

Monash IVF has among the highest pregnancy rates in Australia. Our commitment to research and providing leading technology, science and clinical care enables our patients to achieve a successful pregnancy sooner. Please visit our Success Rates page for more information.

Do I need a referral?

Yes a referral from a GP is required to ensure you are eligible to receive medicare rebates. Please ensure both you and your partner (if applicable) are listed on the referral.

What should I expect at my first appointment?

Your treating Fertility Specialist will assess your medical history and is likely to request some tests to determine the next steps in your treatment. These may include:

1)     Blood tests (some of which are bulk billed)

2)     Semen analysis

3)     Ultrasound tests

Once the results are known, your treatment options will be discussed.

Do I need to have Private Health Insurance?

No, private health insurance is not necessary to have treatment at Monash IVF. However, private health insurance may contribute towards the cost of any hospital day surgery fees.

If you don’t have private health insurance, you should contact the hospital for an estimate of these costs.

NB: Private Health Insurance will also help cover the costs relating to childbirth.

Can I access my super to pay for my IVF services?

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Monash IVF is pleased to promote SuperCare. SuperCare is based on an Australian Government initiative to assist individuals and their families access their superannuation to cover medical costs.

SuperCare IVF Services Advice team can facilitate the funding required for various treatments including:

  • IVF
  • Endometriosis
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Women’s Mental Health Counselling

SuperCare is the only company in Australia specifically established to assist individuals to be able to effectively access their Superannuation to fund IVF treatments and other medical inputs, in an efficient and timely manner. By doing so, SuperCare ensures that its patients receive the priority treatment they deserve.

SuperCare’s consultants are with their patients every step of the way, facilitating and taking ‘the hassle’ out of the entire application process. As an integral part of your health support team, SuperCare’s consultants will seek the funding required for you to access up to 12 months of treatment.

SuperCare’s consultants pride themselves on their personal approach and work as a team with their patients to ensure an easy, efficient and stress free result.

Visit the SuperCare website to find out more.

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