Posts tagged with 'Florida'

From the TMC blog: Charges for giving birth are all over the map. What’s the price tag in your state?

If you give birth in a Maryland hospital, your hospital will charge about $5500 if you have an uncomplicated vaginal birth and about $6800 if you have an uncomplicated cesarean section. Move just up the coast to New Jersey and triple or even quadruple those numbers. The hospital now charges more than $18,000 for the same vaginal birth and a whopping $26,000 for the same cesarean. Move to a state with a birth center, like California or Washington, and the facility charge drops to as low as $2000 for an uncomplicated vaginal birth.

How does your state measure up? Childbirth Connection has just posted Average Facility Labor and Birth Charges by Site and Method of Birth for the 35 states for which data are available.

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Filed in Blog, Costs - Charges - Value on Thu., Jul 14, 2011

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From the Field: Call of Excellence Family Bonding Program

Alignment of care for all healthcare teams to deliver services to mother/newborn/family. Main goal is to improve direct patient communication and services from all heathcare teams by promoting family bonding in preparation for a successful discharge to home. Will begin with a survey to go to physicians, nurses and patients to define rooming in and what that means to them.

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Filed in Care coordination, Educational materials for health professionals, Shared decision making, Stories from the Field, Team building on Thu., Apr 21, 2011

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