MDHHS Releases Beginner Guide for Doula Providers

Michigan Medicaid began reimbursing doula services provided to individuals covered by or eligible for Medicaid as of Jan. 1, 2023. Doula providers are required to be on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) doula registry and enrolled in the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System as a Medicaid provider. Doulas are required to contact the Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs) prior to providing services to Medicaid health plan enrollees.

The MDHHS created a Beginner Guide for Doula Providers, containing links to resources to assist doula providers with enrollment, eligibility verification and billing. Doulas must submit claims for services provided to MHP members to the Medicaid Health Plan, which will reimburse for services provided to MHP members. Doulas can refer to the list of Medicaid Health Plans Contact and Service Listing to identify which MHP is associated with a specific county.

The MDHHS has provided additional resources on the Medicaid Professional Provider webpage or the MDHHS Doula Initiative website. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.