AHA Expresses Support for H.R. 4996, the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act

AHA letter expressing support for the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act (H.R. 4996) that would give states the option to extend Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage for pregnant and postpartum women from the current 60 days to one year after birth, with a 5% increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for the first year a state opts to extend the coverage. It also would require the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to issue a report on access to doula care in Medicaid.

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