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I think that is weird paying before you are due. Most insurances cover the procedure except most government assistance programs. But it is simple office procedure, asking to pay that far in advance seems silly to me. What if you decide against it in the end? Getting you money back from doctors is not that easy.
Also, who is collecting that money? When I was selecting peditricians I met with him asked a few questions including questions about circumcisions. He never questioned me about my insurance or cost and I have spoken to the office since. Just curious what they are charging? Like I said it is fairly simple office procedure and I would just make sure they are not over charging you.
It's actually the OB that will be performing/collecting it so maybe that's why....I really don't know. It was $500 before insurance and $122 is my out of pocket that I owe. I have no clue what it should cost as I've never shopped around for such a thing! ;) but now that I think about it my OB had me pay off the delivery by the end of my 7th month. I thought that was weird too. Last time I ended up at a different hospital with a different OB so I wonder how that would work. Hm...now more questions than before
gulickr:Yeah we're team green, so... I'm not sure how that would work.
Same here. Although my OB asked aboit yesterday and said she does it. There was no mention of payment though.
Interesting. Healthcare and insurance drive me a bit crazy! Thanks, ladies!
That's exactly what I was thinking! I'll ask my MW when I go this week but honestly haven't put too much thought into it.