INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT

  We are happy to say that over 20 insurance companies have begun reimbursement for doula birth and postpartum services. mumda™ is here to help you take the right steps towards receiving reimbursement.

The following is a partial list of insurance companies who have reimbursed in whole or in part for doula services:

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • AltPro
  • Baylor Health Care System/WEB TPA
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • Digussa, a German Chemical Company
  • Elmcare, LLC

Medical Management

  • Foundation for Medical Care
  • Fortis Insurance
  • Glencare Managed Health, INC
  • Great-West Life & Annunity Ins. Co.
  • HNTB
  • Houston New England Financial

Organization & Employee Benefits

  • Humana Employers Health
  • Lutheran Generals Physician
  • Maritime Life
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • United Health POS
  • Medicaid
  • Professional Benefits Administrations
  • Travelers
  • Qualchoice
  • Summit Management Service

How to Request Insurance Reimbursement for mumda Doula Services:

  1. Pay your doula in full.
  2. Get a receipt from mumda, LLC which includes the following information:
    • The doula’s name & address
    • The doula’s social security number/taxpayer ID number and/or NPI number
    • Diagnosis Code (V22.2, intrauterine pregnancy/ V24.2, routine postpartum follow up)
    • The CPT code for the services provided ( 99499, labor support/ 99501 and/or 99502, postpartum care)
    • Taxonomy Code (374J00000X)
    • mumda’s Business Tax ID Number
    • The date and location services were provided
    • The doula’s signature
    • The mother’s name
    • Total charge for services
    • Dates & amounts of payments
    • Payment method
  3.   Submit the invoice with a claim form to your insurance company or flexible spending account company’s claim department.
  4.   Within a month, you should receive a response telling you either that:
    • They need more information before they can process your claim.
    • This is not a covered expense.
  5.   Do not be discouraged. Prepare a new packet to resubmit to your insurance company for a secondary review,   and copy everything in the packet to the insurance company’s CEO explaining why you feel services should   be covered. In this resubmission packet, you should include the following:
    • Another copy of the receipt
    • A letter from you to the CEO explaining why you think you should be covered as well as why you felt the need for a doula and how you believe the doula was beneficial to your health
    • DONA’s position paper
    • Ask your doula to send you the following and include in your packet:
      1. A copy of her certification (if she is certified)
      2. Other credentials or relevant training
      3. A letter detailing her training and experience and what she did for you
  1.   If they refuse it, write a letter to Health Services requesting that they review the claim, as you feel it was a    cost-cutting measure and they should cover the most.
  2.   Be persistent. Make phone calls if necessary. If your claim is ultimately denied, cal and ask for a specific  reason why. If they refer to your policy, ask them exactly what clause and what wording in your policy excludes  doula services. They may not pay your claim, but they will consider it for the future

(Kelli Way, ICCE, CD (DONA) 1998.)

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