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Pregnancy Management Fee


The Pregnancy Management Fee or PMF is a fee charged by all obstetricians for management of a pregnancy which has progressed past 20 weeks.

The official Medicare item number for this is 16590 and is defined as …

“Planning and management of a pregnancy that has progressed beyond 20 weeks provided the fee does not include any amount for the management of the labour and/or delivery, payable once only for any pregnancy that has progressed beyond 20 weeks where the practitioner intends to undertake the delivery for a privately admitted patient, not being a service to which item 16591 applies”

The fee is payable at 20 weeks gestation and is non-refundable.

 It reimburses the obstetrician for providing 24/7 cover and the disruption to their lives this causes, as well as arranging appropriate and equivalent specialist on call cover when they are not available.

Pregnancy and birthing are not Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm processes and require 24/7 coverage.   

Our friendly staff are  more than happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to this fee.