A big hello to the group!!
Just wondering if someone can help up with a few queries. We are really confused with conflicting advise from people about doctors.
The background is that we currently have very good private insurance and I want to take advantage of it by going to a private hospital. But, a couple of hospitals we called said that they only do deliveries for patients who are using their "panel" of doctors. So we are forced to pick a doctor based on the hospital we chose.
Fine so far, but those doctors have a very hefty "registration fee" upwards of 2500 dollars, which is not covered by medicare nor by my private insurance. I feel kinda cheated because, inspite of payinig top premiums, I will end up spending this money. I could goto a government hospital but we don't have one close by and its not going to be as convenient. The nearest one is 40 minutes away.
so our question to people here is, do we have to bite the bullet and pay that fee if we want to use a private hospital? Is there any way around it, or am I stuck with this only option?
Any suggestions/responses will be greatly appreciated.