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Claim Statistics: Southern Cross

Claim Statistics: Southern Cross

Southern Cross Health Society has released its latest claims statistics – here’s what they pay out on.

Southern Cross says it has 870,263 members and, as a non-profit organisation has paid out 92c in claims for every $1 received in premiums.

In the period April 1 to September 30 it paid out $567.1 mill in total claims, including:

  • 124,897 surgical procedures
  • 383,223 GP visits
  • 253,361 specialist consults
  • 379,296 prescriptions

 

Top three specialties by cost:

  • Orthopaedic – $104.7m
  • General Surgery – $94.8m
  • Imaging & Tests – $56.6m

 

Top three highest claims by cost:

  • $211,978 – spinal fusion
  • $170,106 – spinal fusion
  • $169,723 – spinal fusion

 

Top three most common surgical procedures claimed for:

  • Skin lesion excision (including biopsy and freezing) – 31,779
  • Colonoscopy – 10,718
  • Nasendoscopy (nose and throat) – 4,698

 

276,529 members registered to the My Southern Cross app.

Southern Cross’s longest standing membership is 46 years.