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Old 08-16-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Anyone successfully argue to get homebirth covered by insurance?

Our insurance only covers CNM's and of course not many do home birth. The only ones I have been able to find are 40+ miles away. I find it rather annoying since there are several CPMs that are within 10 miles. I think I am going to call and try to get the insurance co. to make a geographical exception. Anyone have success doing this?

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Re: Anyone successfully argue to get homebirth covered by insurance?

I drive about 35 miles to see my OB/GYN because of the hospital. The two hospitals closest to us are horrible IMO and it's worth the drive to another county to deliver in the "nice" hospital. If you can't get the insurance to cover the local CPMs you might just consider making the drive. Good luck!
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My situation was similar to yours, at the time there were no CNMs in my area, so they consented to cover a CPM but instead of 80/20 it was 60/40.
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