All my surrobabies were put on my insurance until they were discharged from the hospital.
But things were a little different a couple of times:
First surrobaby was born at a small town hospital. She was very sick and needed to be transferred to Childrens Hospital in a town about 45 minutes. The baby was put on my insurance until she was discharged from my hospital. She was put on my IPs insurance when she was admitted to Childrens.
The next two surobabies were born at a Good Sam in Cincinnati. Everything was put under my insurance.
My last surrobaby, again, was put on my insurance. There were a couple of charges from Childrens Hospital because Good Sam uses Childrens as their pediatric doctors for babies without a set doctor when they are born. Childrens did set up things for those charges to go to IPs insurance.
All babies were born and named "baby girl Bolin", "girl bolin", or some generic name with my last name.
I do know that if any of the babies would have needed NICU, then I would have made IPs go to billing and switch the insurance on the baby that instance so those costs wouldn't have gone to my insurance but that was never needed. Thank goodness.
It all worked out each time and no questions from insurance.
***all right, I went back and read a few posts. A few more things. We did have prebirth orders for each of the babies and the hospital had copies each time. At the small town hospita, I was a first surrogate for them and they were so confused about everything. At Good Sam, we did try to get billing switched to IPs but billing just couldn't get a grasp on of it. They have had many many surrogates go through that hospital so they are familiar with surrogacy but they just kept on billing us. So this is what we did and we were all comfortable with it. My IPs always paid all co-pays or anything needed. It is all done and over with so what is done is done and over with.
Last edited by pixieheart; 03-01-2012 at 07:08 AM.
Beth/hearts/ Wife to Bill ~ Mom to Kendra and Danny
:( Officially Retired -not by choice but medically necessary.
Found SMO in 2002
Very proud surromommy to 3 surro girls, 1 surro angel girl that lived 2 days, 1 angel baby that made it 8 weeks in my belly.