Paying for Our Services
We accept most major insurance plans, including many Medicaid managed care plans. We are out-of-network with a few plans but we are often able to obtain authorization for in-network benefits through a request for a gap exception or a single case agreement. We also offer discounts and payment plans for self-pay clients.
If you are eligible for Medicaid, you can apply through the New York State Marketplace. Many New Yorkers who do not normally qualify for Medicaid are eligible during pregnancy, because the income limit is higher and the unborn child counts as a dependent. You may be able to use prenatal Medicaid even if you are already enrolled in a commercial insurance plan.
We require that all clients obtain a Verification of Benefits (VOB) statement through our billing service, Digital Billing. Digital Billing will contact your insurance, review your plan benefits, determine your out-of-pocket costs and provide you information . Digital Billing charges a discounted rate of $25.00 for clients who have attended an orientation. When you sign up to attend an orientation, please find the VOB here.
Accepted Insurances for Brooklyn Birthing Center, Jazz Birth Center and Brooklyn Midwifery Group
COMMERCIAL PLANS IN-NETWORK
HIP (with a referral from your PCP or OB/GYN Provider)
COMMERCIAL PLANS OUT-OF-NETWORK
1199 (In-network with a single case agreement)
Fidelis (In-network with a single case agreement)
OXFORD (In-network with approval of authorization request)
UNITED HEALTHCARE CHOICE PLUS (In-network with approval of authorization request)
MEDICAID MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION (MCO) PLANS IN-NETWORK
AETNA BETTER HEALTH
EMPIRE BCBS HEALTHPLUS
MCOs NOT ACCEPTED: UNITED HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY PLAN (UHCCP), AFFINITY and WELLCARE
Please ask the staff your options and instructions in switching your MCO to participate in one of the in-network MCOs.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office and speak to Chanille Campbell, Office Manager at 718-336-4119 ext. 205.