As per UHC- UHC Community Plan Maryland (Medicaid) Members will now have doula services covered through the plan.
What services can a doula offer?
- Doulas offer continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the birthing parent throughout the perinatal period
- Doulas offer person-centered care that supports the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of members while adhering to evidence-based best practices
- Doulas are non-clinical providers and cannot replace a trained, licensed medical professional or carry out clinical tasks
- 8 prenatal or postpartum services up to 60 minutes each
- Attendance during labor and delivery
I am a Doula, what do I need to do in order to get reimbursed by the UHC?
- Doulas must enroll with Maryland Medicaid before obtaining an agreement with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
- Doulas will be asked to attest to training and certification by an organization approved by the Maryland Department of Health
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