The Health Resources and Services Administration today released updated women’s preventive services guidelines under the Affordable Care Act, which determine which women’s preventive services non-grandfathered private health plans must cover without cost-sharing. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the updated guidelines will newly require these plans to cover double electric breast pumps without a co-pay or deductible.
 
HRSA last week announced organizations can apply through April 5 for up to $1 million each in funding through the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program to develop a sustainable network approach to improve access to maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities. HRSA expects to fund up to five organizations and will host a Jan. 26 webinar at 1 p.m. ET for those interested in applying. To access a recording of the webinar 24 hours after the event, email RMOMS@hrsa.gov.

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