We do accept most insurance plans, however, we are an out-of-network provider, so you will need to have a PPO or EPO plan vs a HMO plan and be willing to utilize your out-of-network benefits. Typically, utilizing your out-of-network benefits has higher out-of-pocket costs, but because so much is included in our global fee for pregnancy, labor and delivery, for many patients, the out-of-pocket cost is not significantly higher than using an in-network provider and for much more comprehensive care and support of all birthing preferences. We do provide direct insurance billing, but do require a deposit on care for most insurance plans. Patients with large deductibles, no out-of-network benefits, or without insurance benefits may take advantage of our generous prompt payment discount, see below.
What is included in your global fee for pregnancy and delivery?
Our one time, global fee for our services includes:
All in-office routine prenatal and postpartum visits, including low level ultrasounds for dating, position or fluid checks, or just for fun
Your doctor or midwife's professional fee for your baby's delivery
Staff Doula for Labor and Delivery or Doula credit towards your chosen private doula
All Childbirth, Parenting, and Lactation Education
Unlimited Prenatal Yoga
Weekly Postpartum Visits
Group Lactation Counselling with our IBCLC
Group Support with our staff counselor
Limited private lactation counselling
Limited private counselling with our staff counselor
What is not included in the global fee?
Your initial confirmation of pregnancy or transfer of care consultation is considered outside the global fee. This appointment is a comprehensive, hour long appointment, includes a confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound and complete physical exam, if you are due for your annual well-woman exam, and is considered separate from your established pregnancy care. We do not submit to insurance for this visit, but provide a detailed super bill that you may submit to your insurance. The cost for this initial consultation is $300.
The facility fee for labor and delivery at either your chosen hospital or the Renewal Center for Birth. The hospital or birthing center will bill separately for their services.
Prenatal blood-work: While most blood work in pregnancy is considered standard of care and covered by insurance, if you have any co-insurance or deductible, these will be billed separately by the lab. Our lab is in-network with all major insurance companies and also offers low cost self-pay options for cash pay or health share patients.
Anatomy Ultrasound and Follow-up High Risk Ultrasounds: Your 20 wk ultrasound and any follow-up high risk growth ultrasounds will be performed by a local maternal fetal medicine office and will be billed separately. Any co-insurance or deductible will be billed separately by this office. All affiliated Maternal Fetal Medicine offices are in-network providers.
Rhogam: For patients with negative blood types who require Rhogam administration, this is a separate charge and administered and billed by our office, typically directly to your insurance.
Postpartum Annual Exam: At 8 weeks postpartum, we generally perform an annual exam and contraception consultation, which is billed separately from your prenatal care, typically directly to your insurance.
What if I have no insurance, no out-of-network benefits, or a high deductible? Is your care affordable?
We strive to make our care affordable for as many patients as possible, while not compromising on providing the care we believe every patient deserves. We offer a generous prompt-pay discount of 30% for pregnant patients who pay for their care in total by 32 weeks and for non-pregnant patients who pay for their care on day of service.
Can I utilize your Wellness Services if I am receiving care from another practice?
Yes! We have both wellness packages and A'la carte wellness services that are available to patients of outside practices. We also offer a free weekly support group for pregnant and postpartum mothers in the community.
I plan on delivering my baby at home and have a midwife, but I need testing or to see an obstetrician. Do you offer these services?
While not a Maternal Fetal Medicine office, we do have some antepartum testing options available and offer consultations with our obstetrician, as well as transfer options for patients who risk out of home birth. These services are typically paid for on day of service and are not billed to insurance. Super bill is provided.