Mothers and infants enrolled in the Strong Start birth centers model had $2,010 lower costs on average, 25 percent lower preterm birth rates and better birth outcomes than other comparable women enrolled in Medicaid, according to a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services bulletin on the final evaluation of the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation initiative tested psychosocial approaches to reducing preterm birth, improving pregnancy outcomes and reducing costs to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program during pregnancy and the year after birth. For more on the 2013-2017 results, see the final evaluation report.
AHA letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing strong support for House passage of H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
Parkview Hospital is one of the oldest – and only remaining – nonprofit hospitals in northeast Indiana. Parkview has a long history of community engagement…
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
Overview About eight out of 1,000 babies born in Delaware die before their first birthday, compared with a national rate of about six out
AHA Model Comment Letter on DHS Proposed Rule on Impact of Public Benefit Receipt on Immigration Status
The Department of Homeland Security’s recent proposed rule could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status based on their receipt of public
AHA letter to Congressional leadership expressing support to advance legislation – H.R. 1318/S.