Hello all! I am currently TTC #3! I am a mama trying for a VBA2C and wanting a homebirth. I am on Tricare Prime Remote. I called TriWest (in California) and they said that they will cover a home birth 100% as long as I have a CNM. Well, there are NO CNM's in my area. I have, however, found a LM that I am in love with.
TriWest said that I can have her send in a form for authorization and see what happens. Otherwise the LM charges $4000 which covers prental, labor and birth, and 6 weeks postpartum. But my labs, ultrasounds, etc. would be and extra.
Has ANYONE had success getting Tricare to cover a HB with an LM and not a CNM when there were NO CNM's within a 50 mile radius? Or even partial coverage? I need all the information I can get. I want to be prepared ahead of time so that I dont end up getting pregnant and not having the extra $ to pay out of pocket, and once again being forced into a c-sectiong. Thanks so much!