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SEE BABY Policies
It is our goal here at SEE BABY to make the financial aspect of your services an informative and positive experience. We feel that it is of great importance to ensure you have a clear understanding of your insurance policy as it relates to Maternal Fetal Medicine services. For those patients who cover services via out of pocket expense, you too, will have the benefit of understanding those expenses prior to your visit.
Patients who are members of a commercial insurance carrier will be expected to cover co pay amounts at the time of service. All balance billed amounts (typically co-insurance responsibility) will be applied to the patient account once your claim has been processed by your insurance carrier. All patients will be notified of any balance billed amounts via monthly statements and or during any follow up appointments.
Often times, new patients are unaware of deductible obligations prior to services being rendered. We can then offer a pre-payment plan for services rendered along with filing your claim. In addition to claims being filed on your behalf, See Baby will also provide an itemized statement, per your request, that reflects any amounts paid toward your deductible.
In an effort to meet the needs of those patients who are solely self pay, we have set the rates of our Self Pay Plan with the budget conscious patient in mind. These payments are indeed expected at the time of service.
Please see our self pay rates for MFM services along with rates listed for our 3D/4D Ultrasound Packages under the Services menu, or feel free to call our office at (404) 223-9306 for any further inquiries.
Maternal Fetal Medicine is a sub-specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Unlike Obstetrics and Gynecology our specialty cannot serve as your primary care provider during your pregnancy. Given this fact, commercial insurance patients must be referred by their OB/GYN for our services. Dependent upon your insurance policy this may require a written referral from the OB. Insurance carriers such as BCBS, Aetna, and Tricare, all require that your OB submit a referral authorization request on behalf of the patient before referring to another specialist.
Therefore, it is necessary for you, the patient, to confirm that your OB has requested and received a referral authorization prior to presenting for your appointment.
Self Pay patients do not require a direct referral from the OB to receive services.
As required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), we adhere to a strong commitment to protect your privacy prior to, during, and after your care with our practice.
Additionally, we are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of health information that identifies you. We are also required by law to provide you with a notice of legal duties and privacy practices that we maintain in our office concerning you.
Please see Notice of Privacy Practices within our web site. It is important to understand that we reserve the right to revise or amend our Notice of Privacy Practices.
Medical Records Fees
Please note that there is an administrative fee of $25.00 for medical records requests. This fee is also applicable to disability forms requiring completion by a provider.
Prior to your appointment, our practice will verify your benefits / eligibility as per insurance information provided by your obstetrician. It is important to note that verifications of benefits / eligibility is not a guarantee of payment.
To ensure that our patients have the opportunity to “EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE", we recommend that all patients pre-verify their benefits to determine benefit coverage specific to Maternal Fetal Medicine, out of network benefits, deductibles, and co-insurance amounts. This dual form of verification further assures the patient of any and all financial responsibility.