25 May 2016

About Wife's Valve Replacement Surgery Cost

Today I emailed NUH and enquired about the cost range of her type of operation for C class ward, they sent me a Care Cost Form for 8 days of hospitalization for Valve Repair / Replacement surgery, the price range starts from $24,551 for mild case to $35,462 for complex case. The form also suggested that the likely total could be $27,279, not sure how they derive the likely total but I guess it's a median number.

I think the form never include the possibility of staying in ICU, I read from NUH website, it mentioned that after valve replacement surgery, need to stay in ICU for 1-2 days, then in normal ward for 3-4 days. Anyway I guess for complex case need to stay longer.

I did my own calculations based on information from here, I came up with 4 scenarios:

Hospital bill$24,551.00$27,279.00$35,462.00$100,000.00
Less 55% subsidy for PR$11,047.95$12,275.55$15,957.90$45,000.00
C class pro-ration for PR$4,861.10$5,401.24$7,021.48$19,800.00
Less deductible for C class$1,500.00$1,500.00$1,500.00$1,500.00
Claimable amount$3,361.10$3,901.24$5,521.48$18,300.00
For 1st co-insurance$3,500.00$3,500.00$3,500.00$3,500.00
1st $5K$336.11$350.00$350.00$350.00
After $5K$0.00$401.24$2,021.48$14,800.00
2nd $5K$0.00$20.06$101.07$250.00
After $5K$0.00$0.00$0.00$9,800.00
Above $10K$0.00$0.00$0.00$294.00
Less co-insurance$336.11$370.06$451.07$894.00
Medishield life pays$3,024.99$3,531.18$5,070.40$17,406.00
Medisave and/or cash$8,022.96$8,744.37$10,887.50$27,594.00
Estimated cash$4,011.48$4,372.19$5,443.75$13,797.00

From the calculations also difficult to tell exactly how much cash I need to prepare but I guess 50% of the leftover amount should be safe so at the end I put the estimated cash at 50% of the Medisave and/or cash amount. No harm to buffer more.


Unknown said...

wow, u really scare the hell out of me. I think I married to monk hood lah.

SK said...

Hopes everything goes smoothly and God bless..

Suji Ama said...
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Suji Ama said...

Hope everything will be alright and May God bless her & the family.

Take good care of the little one during her hospitalisation time.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi all,

Thanks for the kind words!

Hi Unknown,

Haha, still ok la, I think I over-estimated a bit but I'm the kiasu type, better prepare for more than to be short.