Please also do your own verification of benefits (VOB) in addition to the one Motherhood to Menopause will do before your visit. The information below is generalizations and not specifics to any one plan.
Each health insurance carrier/plan has different policy types - while one policy may cover some services another policy may not even if within the same employer.
Your policy may require a referral before being seen by Motherhood to Menopause. You can request one through your primary care provider (PCP). Your policy may also be a "self-insured" product which means it wants you to stay within a specific network of providers or you chose to stay within a certain network of providers for your care.
Individual and family deductibles are dollar amounts that need to be met regardless whose threshold is crossed. And most often co-pays are due at the same time. This means to spend your health care dollars for providers that are most interested in your healthcare needs and wants.
This is the breakdown, similar to 80/20, for example: Insurance pays 80% of the allowable amount and you pay 20% - after you have met your deductible.
Once you have reached your individual/family out of pocket max you may pay nothing towards your visit cost while insurance would completely cover the allowable amount though there still MAY be a co-pay due.
IUDS can be a great form of contraception and hormonal ones also for management of excessive heavy menstrual cycles. IUD and Nexplanon devices are pre-ordered and then available at the time of your appointment.
For laboratory services, I utilize QUEST for processing of specimens that are collected at Motherhood to Menopause. There also is the option for me to order and for you to schedule labs at one of their Patient Service Centers (PSC).
I do abdominal/transvaginal dating ultrasounds for those persons greater than 6 weeks, check baby position, check placenta location, evaluate amniotic fluid levels and post-dates pregnancy testing: biophysical profile (BPP) and fetal well-being evaluation on an electronic fetal monitor. Ultrasounds with me do not evaluate the structural integrity of your baby and are for memory purposes as your baby grows.
Also available is follicle studies - to help determine timing of ovulation. I also do intrauterine insemination or intravaginal insemination.
I am able to measure the lining of the intrauterine lining not only for pregnancy but those who are experiencing post-menopausal break through bleeding.
As a free service to you, I will do a VOB of your active and current benefits. To do this, I will need a copy of your health insurance card(s), front and back. First eligibility is checked, then verification of your benefits which will be reviewed with you - most often, prior to your appointment.
I prefer to be paid by a credit card, benefit card or similar. A check will be accepted though cash is not accepted.
PROFESSIONAL FEES WILL BE SUBMITTED TO MOST INSURANCE PLANS. AT THIS TIME, I AM IN-NETWORK WITH POLICIES (THOUGH NOT ALL POLICIES) THROUGH AETNA, BCBS, UHC, MEDICA, PREFERRED ONE, MEDICARE, MNCARE, TRICARE, PMAP PRODUCTS, AND U-CARE. WITH SOME HEALTH PLANS, THERE IS ALSO OUT-OF-NETWORK COVERAGE, THOUGH NOT ALL.
THANK YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON! - CATHERINE
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Also means educational workshops for me to stay current with the research and networking with colleagues.
The office will be closed the following days though email and voicemails will be returned towards the end of each day. Limited number of virtual appointments will be available:
Friday August 26th and from Tuesday August 30th to Labor Day Monday September 5th. Returning to the office on September 6th.