Oct 10 2011

Will Americord Reimburse My Doctor’s Cord Blood Collection Fees?

Posted by Martin Smithmyer

Cord blood collection fees are a common question for parenting seeking private cord blood banking. This service is expensive as it is. Are there more fees in regards to the doctor’s extra work during the labor process and will your doctor provide the cord blood collection kit?

Your private cord blood bank will ensure that your cord blood collection kit is delivered to you by the time baby comes. And the actual cord blood collection is done by the Doctor in the labor and delivery room. Many expectant parents opting to do private cord blood banking wonder if the collection will be an extra charge during labor.

Do Doctor’s charge to collect cord blood?

Sometimes, doctor’s don’t always charge the patient for the cord blood collection, but if they do, Americord will reimburse up to $200 of your obstetrician’s cord blood collection fees.

If you receive a bill from your doctor for the collection itself, please fax it to 646-304-7051 along with your insurance company EOB (Explanation of Benefits) form showing your portion of the responsibility for the payment.

Why Americord is the better choice?

Americord has the best prices and follows all of the best practices for cord blood collection and storage, including the FDA, the AABB, state and federal guidelines and applicable licenses. We use the only commercially available FDA approved sterile exterior cord blood bag that is on the market, the fastest medical courier, and the cheapest prices.

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