Relevant clause in Section 88 - DB10
1st trimester services:
- Without threatened miscarriage, miscarriage or termination
- With threatened miscarriage, miscarriage or termination
These services are not in place to be claimed by an LMC. The fee for this module can only be claimed by a GP or a midwife employed by the PHO practice the woman is enrolled in. It is not a single service episode, but a package of care.
For an LMC to claim for any part of the antenatal module, the woman must be registered with the maternity provider by signing and dating a registration form.
What is a PHO? (from the Ministry of Health’s Website):
“A PHO provides primary health services either directly or through its provider members. These services are designed to improve and maintain the health of the enrolled PHO population, as well as having responsibility for ensuring that services are provided in the community to restore people’s health when they are unwell. The aim is to ensure GP services are better linked with other health services to ensure a seamless continuum of care.”