How to Request Insurance Reimbursement for Doula Services for Parents
_____ Pay your doula in full. Maintain a receipt.
_____ Make sure your invoice or receipt includes:
The doulas name, address, phone number and business name.
Social security number or taxpayer ID number
Locations, time and dates services were provided.
The CPT code for the services provided:
Group childbirth education classes 99078
Private childbirth education classes 99342
Labor Support 99499
Birth doula (99499) for
Evaluation and Management Services/Labor Support.
Postpartum doula services (99501 and/or 99502).
diagnosis code Z32.2 Encounter for childbirth instruction, with
taxonomy code is 374J00000X.
The doula’s signature
_____ Within 2 weeks of birth submit the invoice with a claim form to your insurance company.
_____ Within 4 weeks, expect a letter explaining if the claim is covered. They may request the following:
they need additional information.
this is not a covered expense.
can do the following, ask your doula for:
copy of her certification (if she is certified) if not certified a letter of training. The letter of training will come from her training organization. It may be a verification of training or an
outline of training components.
other credentials or relevant training, education and certifications. This can be a resume, copies of certificates, etc..
letter detailing professional training and experience and what the doula did for you, written by the doula.
Other steps you can take are to:
your care provider to send you a brief letter stating the benefit of the doula and how did the doula save money.
Write a personal letter explaining why a doula benefited you and fit into your overall care plan.
Submit the information to your insurance provider.
the claim is refused follow up with Health Services, explain your wishes in a letter and follow up with a phone call explaining why you feel it is essential th