Next Generation Fertility, part of the Monash IVF Group prides itself on offering a holistic approach to patient care by providing information on all areas of reproductive health including the natural fertility process and health and lifestyle. By optimising your emotional and physical health you have a greater chance of conceiving.
Presented by Julie Vecera, Bump Acupuncturist & Nutritionist
In this 45 minute webinar you’ll learn:
- How to increase your chances of conception with acupuncture, nutrition and additional supplements
- What thing you can do yourself to improve the outcome of an IVF cycle
- How to alleviate stress and anxiety during your IVF journey
When: Thursday 2nd July @ 6.00pm
Via Webinar: Once registered you will be provided with a weblink and password to join the webinar broadcast
The Federal Government has announced that from the 1st of January 2015, the Medicare Safety Net will be increased, meaning you will need to spend more on out-of-pocket medical expenses before becoming eligible for the additional Medicare Benefit.
What is the Medicare Safety Net?
The Medicare Safety Net was put in place by the Australian Federal Government to help individuals who have high medical costs. The Safety Net provides an additional Medicare benefit once you reach the relevant threshold of out-of-pocket medical costs, including IVF cycle fees.
From 1st January 2015, the threshold will be increased from the current amount of $1,248.70 for singles and families, to $2,000.
What does it mean for me?
The rise in the threshold essentially means an increase in the amount of money you will need to spend before reaching the Safety Net and becoming eligible for the maximum Medicare benefit. This means that in 2015, patients at Next Generation Fertility (NGF) may face a reduction in the total Medicare rebate they receive on their first claimable cycle (IVF, ICSI, FER, IUI) for the calendar year.
What can I do?
If you are already in discussion with your NGF specialist about treatment in early 2015, you may want to think about bringing it forward into 2014. Our nursing team and your NGF specialist are available to discuss if this is an option for you.
Also, you have a greater chance of reaching the Safety Net faster if you and your partner are registered as a family. Call into a Medicare office or call 13 20 11 to find out more.
If you have any more questions or concerns, please ring our administration team on (02) 9890 9022.
Dr Priya Sivadas
We are proud to announce that Priya has joined the ranks of leading fertility specialists and become one of the sixty highly qualified CREI sub specialists across Australia who have earned their CREI sub specialty.
In 2012 Priya commenced post graduate training as a sub-specialist in infertility. This sub specialty is a Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) and is a qualification only for individuals who hold the qualification of Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).
Dr Sivadas can now add this milestone to her already impressive medical career. Priya has chosen to work with patients in the field of infertility, adolescent gynaecology and recurrent miscarriage and patients can see her at North Parramatta, Penrith, Campbelltown & Bella Vista.
If you’re trying to fall pregnant we have some great tips to help you. Simply visit our Facebook page at to see them. If you have any further questions call one of our fertility nurses for a chat on 9615 9595. They are very experienced in the area of fertility and will happily discuss how we can help you on your fertility journey.
All patients attending Next Generation Fertility require a referral letter from their GP or specialist.This is a requirement of Medicare and must be written to the couple attending for treatment.
You can get a referral letter from your regular general practitioner or your specialist. If your GP writes your referral letter then it can last for a 12 month period or an indefinite period (i.e. up until the time you complete treatment for the issue raised). An indefinite referral means you can continue with treatment without the need to see your GP in twelve months time. If you see a specialist for your referral letter then your referral will last for 6 months before you need another one.
Download a copy of our referral to your desktop here: Patient-Referral-Letter