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how long does it take for Medicare to reimburse?


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#1 xanderpander

Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:50 AM

Just wondering what the procedure is to get a Medicare reimbursement, and how long it takes.

I am using a private hospital and OB for my pregnancy/delivery, I will be covered by private insurance for the delivery, but I'll have to pay for the care during pregnancy.

I know Medicare reimburses some of it, but I've never had to do it before so I'm not sure where to start...

#2 darkenigma

Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:37 PM

Just take your receipts into Medicare office to claim. Cash back immediately - or for large amounts they can put the money into your bank account.

#3 MumtoOliver

Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:41 PM

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Just take your receipts into Medicare office to claim. Cash back immediately - or for large amounts they can put the money into your bank account.


darkenigma  PP is right!  I found that for the larger amounts (I think anything over $500) was in our bank account within a couple of days, which I thought was pretty good.

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#4 Blondiebear

Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:43 PM

I always go straight from my appointments to Medicare. I pay all my Ob, pathology and ultrasound fees by credit card, so essentially I get the cash before I have to pay the bill, very nice!

#5 Trevie

Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:00 PM

If over $1000 they won't give it to you in cash, some lower.  It was in my account within 5 working days.




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