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Become a MDHHS Certified Doula
Become a MDHHS Certified Doula
MDHHS will maintain a Doula Registry to support access to doula services statewide. To be part of the registry, individuals must have completed a MDHHS-approved qualified doula training program.
MDHHS-approved qualified doula training programs or organizations include:
- BirthWorks International
- Childbirth International
- Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
- Doulas of North America International (DONA)
- International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
- Commonsense Childbirth Institute
- HealthConnect One (or a HealthConnect One replication site)
- LifeSpan Doulas
- Additional doula programs may be approved by MDHHS working collaboratively with the Doula Advisory Council. Requests for consideration may be sent to MDHHS-MIDoula@michigan.gov.
Steps to Enroll as a Medicaid Provider
Doula providers seeking reimbursement for their professional services to Medicaid beneficiaries are required to be on the MDHHS Doula Registry and enroll as a Medicaid provider. Michigan Medicaid coverage of doula services is published in the bulletin MMP 22-47. Qualified individuals must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. MDHHS will certify doulas who have completed training provided by an MDHHS approved doula training program or organization. Doulas must provide proof of training to MDHHS upon request.
Doulas providing services to Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to be registered with the MDHHS Doula Registry to enroll as a Medicaid provider.
All providers who serve Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries are required to be screened and enrolled in the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS). CHAMPS is the MDHHS web-based, rules-driven, real-time adjudication Medicaid Management System. This web-based system allows for the following functions to be completed online: provider enrollment, provider updates, claims status, direct claim entry, batch claim submission, claim adjustments/voids, payment status, prior authorization, eligibility verification, member search, and ordering/referring provider verification.
- Provider CHAMPS Training - Training (michigan.gov)
- For assistance in enrolling please call 1-800-292-2550 option 4.
Step 5: Enroll/Credential with a Medicaid Health Plan
Most Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicaid Health Plan. Doulas wishing to provide services to Medicaid Health Plan members must first enroll in CHAMPS and then become credentialed with each Medicaid Health Plan in the doula’s geographic service area. Doulas must submit claims for services provided to Medicaid Health Plan members to the Medicaid Health Plan . The Medicaid Health Plan then reimburses the doula for services provided to MHP members. To identify which Medicaid Health Plan is associated with a specific county, refer to Medicaid Health Plans: List of Medicaid Health Plans Contact and Service Listing.
Medicaid Provider Enrollment Resources
To learn more about the Medicaid enrollment process or to begin enrollment, refer to Provider Enrollment (michigan.gov). Provider Enrollment Basic Information - PowerPoint Presentation (michigan.gov). Provider Support staff are available to assist prospective and current providers in navigating the Medicaid system.
- Email: Providersupport@Michigan.gov
- Phone: 1-800-292-2550
- Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. Closed on all State and major holidays.
Doula providers are also subject to all relevant policy provisions outlined in the MDHHS Medicaid Provider Manual, including the General Information for Providers Chapter. The Medicaid Provider Manual contains participation, coverage, and reimbursement policies related to Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, and other healthcare delivery programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Additional Resources: Coming soon
Email MDHHS-MIDoula@michigan.gov to learn more.