25 May 2014

Fees Increase – just kidding!

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I usually increase my fees each year in order to reflect my increasing cost base. However I realise private obstetric services are expensive so this year we will absorb those costs and not alter my basic fee structure.

We will however now have to charge for giving iron infusions and for performing fetal heart beat tracings. While my midwifery colleagues do much of this work I pop the IV in for the iron and I read and report the heart tracings. These episodes will cost $160 although you should get more back from Medicare than for a usual visit because of the complexity of these visits (Rebekah can tell you exactly how much). All other midwifery visits will remain free and I urge you to see the Amanda and Caroline from time to time during your pregnancy and they offer great support after the birth of your baby.

 

I will be renewing my lease with Westfield later next year and I have heard a significant rent increase is on the way so I may need to increase my fees from 1 July 2015 but let’s wait and see.

 

Rob

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