Did you know that you could possibly get reimbured for placenta encapsulation services through your Flex Spending Account? This is great news for moms and placenta encapsulation specialists everywhere! As a placenta specialist, this really excites me - this is an acknowledgement from insurance companies and care providers that placenta encapsulation really is helping women have smoother and healthier postpartums (which we already knew, of course!). And this is also really exciting for women out there who have flex spending accounts - this will really cut down on your out of poscket expenses, so you have one less thing to worry about financially while preparing for baby's arrival! So, how does it work??
First, you will need to ask your doctor or midwife to write you a prescription for "placenta encapsulation for postpartum wellness." If your care provider is already supportive of placenta encapsulation, hooray! If your care provider is still on the fence, check out some research resources here to show your care provider that you've done your homework and placenta encapsulation could be really helpful to you having a smooth postpartum transition.
Next, you will need to book placenta encapsulation services with a placenta specialist. If you're in the San Diego area, that's our specialty! Check out our placenta encapsulation and postpartum belly binding services here.
Once you have booked placenta services with your specialist, have them send you a detailed receipt/invoice that says how much you paid for placenta encapsulation. This is what you will use to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, along with your care provider's prescription.
After you submit your invoice and prescription, the next part is the fun part - you wait to get reimbursed! If you have a flex spending account, it's totally worth a shot! If you are working on getting reimbured through your health insurance for placenta encapsulation services, please let us know how it goes - we love to spread the placenta love!!