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FAQ for Florida Blue Patients

There are a number of ways you can help while Florida Blue comes to an agreement with VitalMD. We encourage you to voice your concerns by calling Florida Blue's Member Services line at 1-800-352-2583.

Beaches OBGYN is a member of the TopLine MD Alliance and VitalMD. If you have insurance coverage with Blue Cross, you may have received a letter from them stating that our practice will be out-of-network as of  April 1, 2020.

Which products within Florida Blue will be affected by this termination?

All Florida Blue plans are affected. All Federal and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans from other states are also affected.

What can I do to voice my concerns with Florida Blue?

There are a number of ways you can make a difference. We encourage you to voice your displeasure to Florida Blue by calling their Member Services line or posting on their social media .

Which physicians and specialties are affiliated with me?

Our practice is affiliated with the highest quality physicians in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Volusia, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Monroe, Duval and Sumter Counties. Specialties include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, gynecology-oncology, uro-gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, breast radiology, surgery, urology, allergy-immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology & infertility, pathology and dermatology.
Physicians in the TopLine MD Alliance take pride in delivering top-notch care. Patients might not find the same level of care through alternatives. For your convenience, you can view a full list of affiliated physicians here.

What is the status of the contract renewal between Florida Blue and our practice?

So far, we have not been able to reach an agreement with Florida Blue. We are hopeful that Florida Blue will see the value that we bring to patients in order to avoid a full termination of the contract effective March 31, 2020.

I have an appointment scheduled with my doctor after March 31, 2020. What should I do?

Please contact your physician’s office to see if you are eligible for continuity of care. If you are not eligible to obtain continuity of care, then your out-of-network benefit rates would apply.

Who is eligible for continuity of care?

Any active course of treatment for a condition shall continue to be covered upon completion of a continuity of care form by our office. If you have initiated a course of prenatal care, regardless of the trimester in which care was initiated, you are allowed to continue coverage for such care until completion of postpartum care.

What other insurance carriers does your practice accept?

Please call your physician’s office to confirm coverage with other insurance carriers.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time while we work with Florida Blue to remain in-network.

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