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To provide guidance on the process, DHCS has published a bulletin you can find here.
Midwives applying will need the following forms:
NOTE! There are some out-of-date forms on the Medi-Cal site awaiting update. If you encounter it, don't use the form DHCS 6248. Be sure to read the entire bulletin first and use the links provided above.
If midwives so choose, they can begin to provide care to clients as soon as the LM submits the complete application. However, it is important to be aware of the potential for reimbursements to take up to a year or longer (retroactive billings cannot be processed until the LM's application process is complete and the LM is enrolled, which can take up to 180 days). It is also possible that, for some reason, an individual midwife's application may be denied. In that case, the LM would not have a source of reimbursement for the retroactively billed care.