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With DS I had to pay a copay every time. I had an HMO. It really added up at then end when I was going every other day. Check with your insurance because sometimes you pay 1 copay for all prenatal care and sometimes you have to pay at each appointment. It just depends.
This time around I have a PPO w/ coinsurance. So my Dr has all ready figured out what I will owe them and given me a discount rate as long as it is paid before the baby is born.
FYI - If you have a PPO talk to your Drs billing office about this. My bill would have been $4500 but they have discounted it to $2500. I'll still have my hospital coinsurance to deal with after the baby is born but taking 2k off the top is going to help a lot.
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I have Blue Cross and had one co pay at first visit and that covers all my prenatal and post natal visist. Different with every insurance so you should call yours or ask your doctor.
I'm not sure how my insurance works yet. I actually have an appointment with the nurse next month, and they said to bring a $300 deposit. I'm a NC State employee, and my insurance is TERRIBLE! I looked on the website - expected out of pocket cost for vaginal delivery $1980-$3379. C-Section $651-$4726. And a $35 copay per dr visit. I'm sure there will be other costs as well.
DH just got a new job and I'll be covered under his insurance. We are hoping his insurance is much better than mine, and being double-insured will eliminate a lot of copays. I don't know how it's going to work though.
Que_Syrah:No, but most offices do what's called Global Billing so they'll break your total payment down by of visits and you'll make a payment each time.
BFP 10/8/12 | Missed Miscarriage - D&C 11/12/12
I've always found it odd that I don't have any co-pays with pregnancy-related appointments. I guess it must be to encourage prenatal care.
ETA: I have a HMO, and with my last pregnancy I didn't pay for anything, not even birth! It makes up for the crappy care I get the rest of the time.
brittnicole2011:I have Aetna and i pay one copay at the first apt. Thats it:
Same thing for me with United Healthcare. I only pay extra copays for emergency/non routine doctor visits.