Thursday, August 31, 2017

See Doctor


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Nowadays, my mum has this problem of not passing motion for few days.  And also she doesn't like to see doctor.  So I have to be the "patient", see doctor on her behalf.  I bring along her Identify Card and Pioneer Generation Card to the doctor.


Picture taken from website.

On 2nd Aug, the doctor prescribed a bottle of dhactulose syrup for my mum.  No payment that day.

On 16th Aug, same problem, doctor prescribed a bottle of dhactulose syrup for my mum.  This round, also no payment .

On 31st Aug, same problem, this round, the doctor prescribed 2 bottle of dhactulose syrup for my mum.  This round, I paid $13.  

I was curious, previous 2 times, she doesn't have to pay, how come this round, she has to pay.  Or has she used up the subsidy capped for this year.  I decided to call up Chas to find out.


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The officer gave me the breakdown of the claims history.  As my mum is seeing the doctor for chronic condition, there is still balance for this year and I was told the unused balance, can't bring forward to next year, next year will be a new balance.

As for the pass motion problem, it's under common illness which will be $28.50 subsidy per visit, subject to maximum 4 visit for the month.

I overlooked and did not read on it, but now at least I have a clearer picture of it.  As those visits which I do not have to pay for it, receipt was not issue. This round, I made payment, receipt was given.  Saw that the consultation fee is $27 (my mum is seeing a General Practitioner), 2 bottle of dhactulose syrup cost $12, plus GST, it's $41.23.  Minus off the $28.50, and the rounding up of $0.23, so have to pay $13.  So to said each bottle of dhactulose syrup cost $6.

What I was told :

On 2th Aug, the claim was $28.50 (with 1 bottle of dhactulose syrup)

On 26th Aug, the claim was $28.50 (with 1 bottle of dhactulose syrup)

Still figuring out the amount paid on 31st Aug.  Think I will go ask the clinic when my mum finish her chronic condition medicine in October.  Hopefully she can pass motion on her own instead of relying on the dhactulose syrup.

14 comments:

  1. Gosh. It is always not good not to pass motion and rely too much on medication.

    Hope the med works for your mum. Still, it is good to get your mum to see doctor and have her examined.

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    1. The med works for her... If to have her examined, she sure make noise and doesn't want to see doctor...

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  2. I'm not sure about the payment required here, whether it is free or not if we go to the government hospitals or clinics.

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  3. Your mum got eat veg and fruits?

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  4. Hope your mum's problem is solved.

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    1. Hope she don't have to rely on medicine to pass motion...

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  5. How about you try to blend papaya and pineapple with diluted milk for your mum. I am sure it might work every 2 days.

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