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Let's gather resources for Tricare issues

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

i know in the past a ton of questions and threads have happened all over MDC about tricare, tricare covering home birth or alternative practitioners and a lot of related issues.

 

i think it would be great if we pooled that info together and posted it is one easily found thread so we can point ladies to it and refer to it was things get asked, and asked, and...

 

So please if you have a good link or post you were proud to write or other info that you think could be a part of that, please post it here and i will work on consolidating it in the first few posts for folks.

 

thanks for your help!

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Useful Tricare Links:

if you have a link to include here, please post it below or PM me with it

and i will add it to this top post for everyone to see


 

TRICARE® MaternityCare

"Your choices for receiving care before, during, and after childbirth"


Edited by ~Adorkable~ - 2/9/12 at 3:24pm
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Tricare and Fertility Treatments

 

Would like to list the FACTS as we know them about Tricare and Fertility Treatments here, if you have links and confirmed info to add to this, please post below and i will collect it here.

 

 

things i would love to list, what would you like to see here:

 

What bases are offering what treatments in house?

 


Edited by ~Adorkable~ - 2/9/12 at 4:06pm
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Tricare and Pregnancy and Birth

 

Would like to list the FACTS as we know them about Tricare and Pregnancy and Birth, including homebirth here, if you have links and confirmed info to add to this, please post below and i will collect it here.

 

 

Things i would like to list here: (what would you like to see)

 

List of any base that folks successfully got a referral for a homebirth.

 

 


Edited by ~Adorkable~ - 2/9/12 at 4:05pm
post #5 of 8

Hello!

 

Just wanted to add my experience with Tricare and homebirth.

 

I got pregnant in March 2009 and had my first appointment at the Naval Health Clinic around 11 weeks. I attempted to obtain a referral to the local homebirth CNM practice and failed miserably (the lady who does referrals gave me a schpeel about how dangerous homebirth is and "what if your baby has a nuchal cord!?!?!?") so I just filled out the paperwork to switch to Tricare Standard. 

 

My care under the CNMs was 100% covered. I was initially told that birth center births were free, but that there was some kind of fee for homebirths. I never got a bill though so I'm not entirely sure what they were referring to (I also talked to two others who had homebirths with them and they were never charged for anything either). I was referred to Ft. Belvoir for my 20 week ultrasound so that was covered as well. The only thing that I had to pay OOP for was my birth assistant and she was $750.

 

For our next baby, I plan on using a CPM (just wasn't satisfied with the CNM practice) so she will be paid for 100% OOP. I plan on submitting the claims to Tricare and hoping that maybe I get lucky and they end up covering some of it. Their policy states that only CNMs are covered, but I have heard of women getting around that. Unfortunately it seems to hinge on either the midwife having a billing person who knows how to work Tricare's system or someone at Tricare overlooking the fact that the bill is from a CPM and not a CNM and accidentally paying out. Never know, Might get lucky :)

post #6 of 8

could you tell me more about what you did not like about the cnm ... i'm really wanting to do a home birth but i'm having a very hard time with finding one also. How did you find yours. i'm a marine wife stationed in jacksonville nc

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

i am guessing that she was referring to that particular person and not CNMs in general, so it would not be relevant to folks living in different regions.

 

 

By the way Welcome to Mothering.com Wallace! Please feel free to jump in any time and check out all the other areas of the board, they are many great things here.  And if you would like to you can post on out military chat thread and introduce yourself. Enjoy

post #8 of 8

I know this is an old thread, but if you see this, Sarah, I was wondering if you would mind either posting here or PMing me about your CNM. I'm pregnant and will be moving to the D.C. area before the baby is born, and hoping for a homebirth or freestanding birth center birth. I was looking at Birthcare in Alexandria--is that who you used? TIA!
 

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