Posts tagged with 'Medicaid'

From the TMC blog: Listening to Mothers III survey shows moms deserve better in pregnancy and birth

We recently published the results of Listening to Mothers III, the third national U.S. survey of women’s pregnancy and birth experiences. As with previous Listening to Mothers surveys, the latest data show that risky procedures are overused, many beneficial practices are underused, and all too often women lack the support and knowledge required to effectively navigate their maternity care.

We’ve made it easier than ever for you share the survey findings to help improve policy, practice, research, and advocacy.

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Filed in Blog, New Reports and Resources on Tue., May 28, 2013

From the TMC blog: Multi-state collaborative works to improve pre- and inter-conception health

A recent Issue Brief from the Commonwealth Fund highlights a multi-state collaboration to improve pre- and inter-conception health for women insured by Medicaid.

A recent Issue Brief from the Commonwealth Fund highlights a multi-state collaboration to improve pre- and inter-conception health for women insured by Medicaid. The Louisiana Birth Outcomes Initiative, a cross-departmental, public–private effort to improve the outcomes of Louisiana’s births, was one of the participating state programs. This state-wide initiative used the same multi-stakeholder process employed by Childbirth Connection to develop the Blueprint for Action.

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Filed in Blog, New Reports and Resources, Quality Collaboratives on Tue., Aug 28, 2012

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From the TMC blog: Caesar’s Ghost: National Health Policy Forum Focuses on Cesareans

On March 31, the eve of Cesarean Awareness Month, the National Health Policy Forum addressed the rising rate of cesarean section in the United States. The Forum is a non-partisan organization that offers educational programming and other health policy resources to congressional and federal agency staff.

Caesar’s Ghost: The Effect of the Rising Rate of C-Sections on Health Care Costs and Quality, explored the drivers and consequences of the increasing c-section rate and public- and private-sector initiatives to achieve a more optimal rate. Forum presenters included:

More information about the program and the full slide set from each presenter are available from the National Health Policy Forum.

 

Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Costs - Charges - Value, Hospitals and Health Systems on Tue., Apr 3, 2012

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From the TMC blog: CMS recommends Medicaid coverage of lactation services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an issue brief addressing Medicaid coverage of lactation services. It recommends:

Due to the multiple health benefits associated with breastfeeding, CMS encourages States to go beyond the requirement of solely coordinating and referring enrollees to the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)…and include lactation services as separately reimbursed pregnancy-related services.

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Filed in Blog, Costs - Charges - Value on Fri., Jan 13, 2012

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From the Field: Practice Guidelines for Trial of Labor after Cesarean

As a Patient-Centered Maternity Home, two components of our Maternal-Child Health Care are evidence-based practice and shared decision-making. While ACOG guidelines are not always evidence-based, they have recently released guidelines allowing us all to offer trial of labor to women with two prior cesareans or twins. Our cesarean rate is 19% and our VBAC rate is 50%. North Carolina Medicaid is currently reimbursing cesarean birth at the same rate as vaginal birth.They were proactive in setting the rates pretty close to each other in years past.

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Filed in Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, New care delivery model, Performance measurement/reporting, Scope of covered services, Shared decision making, Stories from the Field on Tue., Sep 20, 2011

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From the Field: Community Doula Initiative

HPC Community Doulas is a non profit 501(c) 3 maternal-infant agency dedicated to serve low income pregnant women receiving prenatal care at federally qualified health centers in Hudson County, NJ. Our grant is committed to reducing perinatal disparities in birth outcomes, so we offer free community doulas to pregnant women on Medicaid and/or enrolled in the WIC program.

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Filed in Care coordination, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Disparities, Educational materials for health professionals, Health professions education, New care delivery model, Performance measurement, Shared decision making, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Stories from the Field, Team building, Workforce on Thu., Jul 14, 2011

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State Legislative Action: A Bill to Reduce Early Births, Costs in Minnesota

This legislation would alter the organization of and payment for maternity services by: creating a mechanism to deny Medicaid payment for elective deliveries before 39 weeks, bundling payment for the full episode of maternity care for low-risk women, enabling access to midwives and birth centers providing high-quality, high-value care, and developing standards and a certification process for “pregnancy care homes”

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Filed in Care coordination, Clinical controversies, New care delivery model, Payment reform, Payment/reimbursement change, Scope of covered services, Staffing/care coordination change, State Legislation, Workforce on Tue., Apr 26, 2011

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From the Field: Louisiana Birth Outcomes Project

The Louisiana Birth Outcomes Project is a state-wide effort coordinated by the Department of Health and Hospitals. This multi-stakeholder initiative drew inspiration from the Transforming Maternity Care project and charged several interdisciplinary task forces with constituencies modeled after the five TMC stakeholder workgroups to determine critical steps for progress in four major areas: quality and safety, interconception care, behavioral health, and performance measurement.

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Filed in Blueprint, Care coordination, Childbirth Connection, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Disparities, Health information technology, Health information technology, Payment reform, Payment/reimbursement change, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Scope of covered services, Staffing/care coordination change, Stories from the Field on Fri., Apr 22, 2011

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Webinar: TMC Project Overview and Blueprint for Action

This webinar discusses the rigorous, multi-stakeholder process for developing the 2020 Vision and Blueprint for Action and presents various Blueprint recommendations. Guest expert Alina Salganicoff, Vice President and Director, Women’s Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, reviews the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will affect childbearing women, newborns, and the maternity care system.

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Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Webinars on Sun., Apr 3, 2011

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