Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Michigan Medicaid will cover doula services for care provided to birth parents in community-based, prenatal, labor and birth and postpartum settings when recommended by a licensed health care professional. Medicaid will reimburse doulas provided either as a Type 1 (individual) or a Type 2 (group) when associated with a Medicaid-enrolled organization.
What this means for you
As a health care professional recommending doula services for your patients, you must follow specific instructions when billing Medicaid for reimbursement. Read the Michigan Medicaid Policy Bulletin for details on billing requirements.
Support services for beneficiaries
Doulas are non-clinical providers who offer physical, emotional and educational support services to pregnant individuals and their families. According to Michigan Medicaid, doula services help improve birth outcomes and positively impact social determinants of health for the birth parent and child.