Why is a lower fee charged for self-pay patients than for private patients?

Dear patient,


the costs of examinations and consultations as well as laboratory tests during pregnancy are only covered by statutory health insurance if there is a medical necessity (indication). If there is no such indication, your doctor may not prescribe the relevant examination by means of a referral.

 


However, there is the possibility that we may treat this as a non-contractual performance. In this case, we will prepare a corresponding private liquidation in accordance with the "Gebührenordnung für Ärzte" (GOÄ). We have compiled the costs of the most common examinations in the following overview.

Ultrasound diagnostics
Ultrasound diagnostics Optimal time during pregnancy Price
*optimal time for first trimester screening 12+0 - 13+0 SSW    
First-trimester screening without biochemistry *
(early diagnosis of malformation with NT measurement + additional markers)
(11+1 - 13+6 week of pregnancy) € 200,-
First-trimester screening for twins without biochemistry *
(early diagnosis of malformation with NT measurement + additional markers)
(11+1 - 13+6 week of pregnancy) € 350,-          
High resolutions ultrasound diagnostics incl. echocardiography (19+0 - 21+6 week of pregnancy) € 270,-
High resolutions ultrasound diagnostics incl. echocardiography for twins (19+0 - 21+6 week of pregnancy) € 500,-
Doppler sonography (from 26+0 week of pregnancy) € 210,-
Doppler sonography for twins (from 26+0 SSW) (from 26+0 week of pregnancy) € 380,-
Invasive diagnostics
Invasive diagnostics Optimal time during pregnancy Price
Chorionic villus sampling: consultation, puncture (without analysis) (from 12+0 week of pregnancy) upon request
Amniocentesis: Consultation, puncture (without analysis) (from 16+0 week of pregnancy)             upon request
Amniocentesis for twins: Consultation, puncture (without analysis) (from 16+0 week of pregnancy) upon request