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#1 of 5 Old 10-14-2011, 05:38 PM - Thread Starter
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We are not prego, but might be again at some point. Thinking ahead. Would Medicad pay for a homebirth in Iowa? Or would we need to pay out of pocket?
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Medicaid will pay for homebirth in Iowa provided that the provider (i.e. midwife) is properly licensed (likely a CNM license and not a CPM).

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Where in Iowa are you at?  Sheryl Puderbaugh at Hearts and Hands in Des Moines may take medicaid and does HB.

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Yes Medicaid will pay CNMs for a homebirth. I have been reimbursed multiple times. CPMs are not currently licensed in Iowa so I would guess it would not reimburse for them but I have no personal experience with that. Hope you find what you are looking for! 

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My second baby was an in-Iowa, home-born, medicaid-paid baby :) Sadly the birth center with the CNMs we used has since closed, but if you can find a similar set up, it is definitely possible...I don't live in Iowa any more, but I know Kathy Deol in Iowa City is a CNM doing home births; dont' know if she is a medicaid provider though...

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