Pregnancy care, after your first visit, is usually billed as a “global bill,” that includes routine pre-natal visits, delivery of your baby, and one postpartum visit (six weeks after your baby is born). You will receive one bill after the baby is born.
Certain labs, ultrasounds, and hospital care are billed separately.
The common schedule is to see your doctor or midwife every 4 weeks until you are 28 weeks pregnant, then every 2-3 weeks until week 36. After that, expect to see your doctor every week until the baby is born.
At these visits, your doctor will check the baby's growth, test your urine to detect any problems, and answer questions.
You can also expect to be offered several tests:
Please log into your account and use the Find a Doctor tool to make sure your doctor is in your health plan's network. Confirm with your doctor that the labs they use are in-network. The services
listed are recommended under the Affordable Care Act, and for most plans the services will be covered without any additional cost to you. Your doctor may also need to bill for other tests not listed, which may require additional costs because they
are covered under your health plan rather than Affordable Care.
Some pregnancy-related services are not included in the global bill, including ultrasound, amniocentesis, special screening tests for genetic conditions, visits for unrelated conditions (that might be incidental to pregnancy) or additional visits due
to high-risk conditions.
If you switch healthcare professionals before or for delivery, your physician has the option of billing each visit or service separately rather than global billing.
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