The Birthing Center of Buffalo fees specifically include:
Our fee does not include laboratory tests, sonograms, amniocenteses, post-date testing, or hospitalizations. Your insurance can be billed directly by the facilities rendering those services.
Insurance that includes maternity care typically pays three fees:
Currently we are in network with our local BlueCross BlueShield, Amerigroup, Independent Health, Independent Health MediSource Medicaid managed care plan, and Nova. Cigna will pay out-of-network benefits for a Birthing Center birth. If you do not have insurance and are eligible for Prenatal Medicaid you can apply through the New York State Marketplace. Just make sure to select Independent Health MediSource or Amerigroup for your managed care plan.
Although birth center births are more affordable than hospital births and have superior outcomes, we are a new facility for the area, and insurers are unfamiliar with the special care we provide. Other insurance companies do not currently reimburse the Facility Fee to the Birthing Center, and clients must pay out-of-pocket.
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