HMHBGA

Doula Medicaid Reimbursement Pilot

We are launching a doula Medicaid reimbursement pilot in partnership with Care Management Organizations (CMO’s) to explore:
1) The health outcomes of moms, birth givers, and babies participating in Medicaid, who are living in Georgia and
2) The best process for reimbursing doulas to promote their economic security and retention in the healthcare workforce in Georgia.

The findings from this pilot will inform HMHBGA’s efforts to expand access to these services and provide insights for the best process for engaging doulas in the formal healthcare sector— for example, possibly through the legislature to adopt permanently adopting legislation to cover full spectrum doula services during the prenatal and postpartum period through Medicaid. The pilot primarily aims to improve maternal and child health outcomes by increasing the support birth-givers receive.