The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will reimburse for doula services provided to individuals covered by Medicaid beginning Jan. 1, 2023. Doula providers are required to be registered and approved on the MDHHS Doula Registry and enrolled in the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) as a Medicaid provider. Doulas should contact the Medicaid health plan (MHP) prior to providing services to MHP enrollees, as doulas must be contracted with the MHP or receive approval to provide out-of-network services.
Doulas must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or equivalent credentials. The MDHHS will certify doulas who have completed training provided by an MDHHS-approved training program or organization.
Additional resources include:
Additional information and resources can be found on the MDHHS Doula Initiative website. The CHAMPS provider enrollment process and resources can be found on the Provider Enrollment website.
Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.