We are so happy to announce that Kamm McKenzie can now provide prenatal care to patients that have Blue Home/Blue Value insurance.  Unfortunately, WakeMed continues to be out of network for these patients, but after working with the leadership of Rex Women’s Center, we have worked out a plan to continue to provide excellent care to our patients regardless of their insurance carrier.

A bit about the history…

This collaboration came about after many of the doctors were hearing from their patients that they would no longer be able to see us for obstetric care.  We, the doctors, didn’t quite understand why that was.  It was disappointing both for us and our patients to not be able to continue their pregnancy care with us.  In some cases, the Kamm McKenzie doctors had delivered 2 prior babies for a family and they were having to transfer for insurance reasons!  The problem that came about was that WakeMed, the hospital where we deliver, is not in-network with Blue Home/Blue Value.  Though KMOBGYN is in-network, patients would have no insurance coverage for the hospital aspect of their delivery.  We felt strongly that we had to be able to do something for these patients that had already forged wonderful relationships with us! 

A bit about the process…

The doctors, the insurance department and the leadership of the Rex Women’s Center all worked together to make this a reality.  The doctors of KMOBGYN feel strongly that we are always doing what is in the best interest of our patients.  We wanted to ensure that, though we would not be the delivering doctors, our patients would still be receiving the excellent care that we strive to provide.  We were able to meet with the hospitalist physicians at Rex and are excited to have them be part of the team providing care for our patients.

A bit about the future…

Covid-19 has turned this world upside down and we realize there will likely be many more of our patients looking to purchase health insurance from the marketplace.   As more of our patients may choose the Blue Value/Blue Home product, we are so glad to be able to continue to care for you throughout your pregnancy and beyond! 

How it works…

Blue Home/Blue Value patients will continue to receive their prenatal care at KMOBGYN.  When the time comes for delivery, the KM team will communicate with the hospitalist team at Rex, so everyone will be prepared for your little one’s arrival.  After discharge from the hospital, you again will follow up with your KMOBGYN team for any of your postpartum needs.

We are so happy to be able to continue to provide your obstetric care as you continue to grow your family, regardless of your insurance plan.  The relationships we grow with our patients are some of the most rewarding aspects of what we do.