Monday, October 31, 2011

Insurance paying for Doulas Services!

News! Good News!
Many hesitate whether to hire a doula because of their cost. Now this is eliminated.
Female presence of a doula at your birth helps you and your baby to stay calm and do the job of labor is a safe and comfortable way.

Over twenty insurance companies have begun paying for doula services and, now that there is a CPT code covering doula services, this is more of a possibility than ever before. (CPT stands forCurrent Procedural Terminology, and is a copyright of the American Medical Association.) The CPT code commonly used to claim doula services is 99499 for Evaluation and Management Services/Labor Support.
The following is a partial list of insurance companies have reimbursed in whole or in part for doula services.
Aetna Healthcare
Baylor Health Care System/WEB TPA
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield PPO
Degussa, a German Chemical Company
Elmcare, LLC, C/O North American Medical Management
Foundation for Medical Care
Fortis Insurance
Glencare Managed Health Inc.
Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co.
HNTB (Peoria, IL)
Houston New England Financial, Employee Benefits (Fort Scott, KS)
Lutheran General Physician’s Organization
Maritime Life
Medical Mutual
Oschner HMO, Louisiana
Professional Benefits Administrators
Prudential Healthcare
Summit Management Services, Inc
United HealthCare of Georgia (San Antonio, TX)
United Health POS
Wausau Benefits, Inc

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