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Medicare Eligiblity

I have recently received my Medicare Provider number.  This means that Women for whom I provide care are able to receive Medicare rebates for my services; they do not need to go to the doctor to arrange blood tests or ultrasounds etc, as I can now generate the required a paperwork. Oh so easy and straight forward for a woman wanting Midwifery care for her pregnancy.

The devil is in the detail.

Medicare only gives rebates on prenatal and postnatal care only, NOT labour and birth care.  So in order to receive this level of independent care, a Woman will need to obtain a referral from her GP/ Obstetrician.  But I am sure that this will not be too onerous.