Why this change?
Medibank has arrangements with most private hospitals and day surgeries in Australia, called Members’ Choice hospitals, which enables our members to get better value for included treatments at these hospitals. For example, Members’ Choice hospitals generally won’t charge out-of-pocket costs for hospital accommodation for Included services.
These Members’ Choice arrangements help us to keep health cover costs as low as possible for international students. In putting those arrangements in place, most private hospitals have worked with us on delivering excellent care at an affordable price.
Unfortunately, in recent discussions with Rosebud Endoscopy hospital we’ve been unable to reach an agreement to provide affordable ongoing Members’ Choice arrangements for our members. We haven’t taken this decision lightly and while it’s not the result we had hoped for, we believe it’s important for all international students to keep health cover costs affordable. We’ll continue to talk with Rosebud Endoscopy to try and reach a new Members’ Choice agreement that allows us to deliver great value health cover.
What does this mean for you?
After 12 November 2023, Rosebud Endoscopy hospital is no longer part of our Members’ Choice hospital network and may now choose to charge you additional out-of-pocket costs for services such as hospital accommodation.
Hospitals are required to give you information about your potential costs, so make sure you ask the hospital and your doctor about this before your treatment.