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Has anyone had success with it? Midwifery is listed as one of the acceptable expenses. We have a debit card for the account and plan on just paying her and getting an official receipt, but is there a better way to go about it?

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We did it. No problems. We paid with a check and submitted the receipt. I had to submit a letter that in Oregon MW's are qualified medical providers for birth services but that was it.


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We haven't submitted yet, but I contacted our company and got it in writing that homebirth with a CPM is a qualified expense. I did this before we signed up to have the money taken from my husband's checks (our sign up is in the fall). It was just too big of a chunk of money to gamble on.

Call your Flex Spending company and see how they want to handle it.


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We haven't submitted yet, but I contacted our company and got it in writing that homebirth with a CPM is a qualified expense. I did this before we signed up to have the money taken from my husband's checks (our sign up is in the fall). It was just too big of a chunk of money to gamble on.

Call your Flex Spending company and see how they want to handle it.



I see you are in MI as well would you mind sharing who your Flex Spending is through?  


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we've been paying my MW with the flex spending debit card (can run as a CC) and the midwife just charges it. I would just pay directly with the card and get a receipt just in case. any reason not to have the MW just take directly from the account? we've had no problems, no questions.

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cryswilkins- Our account is through BASIC flex.
 

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I see you are in MI as well would you mind sharing who your Flex Spending is through?  



 


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paid with FSA and so far no problems


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