At Fertility Tasmania we understand the costs associated with accessing fertility treatment can be a significant factor in whether you start or continue your treatment. Our goal is simple, to work with you to achieve your goal of having a family.
Below are Fertility Tasmania’s current IVF fees. Since it can often take more than one cycle of treatment to achieve a pregnancy we endeavour to keep our treatment as affordable as possible without compromising on the quality of our science and level of care. We are proud to provide a selection of payment options to assist you in continuing treatment to achieve your dream of having a family.
The following table provides an estimated out-of-pocket cost for fertility treatment. It shows you the fee that Fertility Tasmania charges, less the Medicare rebate. The amount left is called ‘The Gap’. 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, such as IVF services. For example, if you are registered for the EMSN and reached the threshold, the approximate out-of-pocket expense to a patient for an initial standard IVF cycle (13200) in a calendar year is $1,743.95. It is important to be aware they may be additional hospital and anaesthetic fees. The 5 digit figures in the table below are the corresponding Medicare Item number. For more information on the Medicare Safety Net, Please contact Medicare.
You will be provided with a comprehensive estimate prior to commencing treatment. If you have any questions regarding our fees please contact us on 03 6169 1111.
|Treatment||Fertility Tasmania Fee||Medicare Rebates||Gap||Maximum EMSN (Safety Net) rebate||Patient Out of Pocket Costs after Safety Net*|
|IUI – 13203 with 13221||$850.00||$471.20||$378.80||unlikely reached||$318.30|
|IVF 1st cycle – 13200||$7,060.00||$3,123.20||$3,936.80||$1,702.30||$2,234.50|
|IVF subsequent cycles – 13201||$7,162.00||$2,915.95||$4,246.05||$2,471.05||$1,775.00|
|Embryo Freezing (includes 6 months complimentary storage)||$660.00||nil||–||–||$660.00|
|Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle – 13218||$2,350.00||$733.65||$1,616.35||$713.90||$902.45|
Fees current as at 1st July 2018.
* Note: The Medicare Safety Net Rebate applies once a qualifying patient has reached their safety net threshold. The figure quoted above is only indicative as it is difficult for Fertility Tasmania to determine when a patient will reach their threshold.
At Fertility Tasmania we understand the associated cost of fertility treatment can be a barrier to starting or continuing with treatment. That is why we are pleased to offer Payment Options for Treatment Cycles, Fertility Tasmania payment options are outlined below. If you would like to discuss any of the below options please contact our dedicated team on 03 6169 1111.
PAYMENT OPTION 1
Pay the UP FRONT FEE on the day of your egg collection
UP FRONT FEE
If you elect to pay the full UP FRONT FEE, Fertility Tasmania will lodge all your fully paid accounts with Medicare and (providing you have registered your bank details with Medicare) your will receive the rebate and safety net entitlements directly into your bank account within 2-5 days.
PAYMENT OPTION 2
Pay the GAP ONLY on the day of your egg collection
Electing to pay the “Gap” will result in a possible 3-4 week delay with Medicare in reimbursing your safety net entitlements. In this scenario, Medicare will send a cheque to you, the cheque is payable to Fertility Tasmania and covers the rebate amount. The cheque will also take up to 3-4 weeks to arrive.
All services provided to our Oncology patients for fertility preservation are BULK BILLED or provided with NO out of pocket expense. This excludes medications.
Most items within the Fertility Tasmania fees guide 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 contract our dedicated accounts team.
Private Health Insurance
You do not require Private health Insurance to have treatment with Fertility Tasmania. 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.
It is worth noting however that Private Health Insurance will also help cover the costs relating to childbirth.