Pregnant Black Couple

Want to improve maternity care? Embrace health equity

April 28, 2020

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and one of the greatest gifts the United States can give to mothers is…

Brooks Daverman

Brooks Daverman on Tennessee Medicaid’s bundled payment success

August 26, 2019

Listen in to Brooks Daverman, Deputy Director of TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid program), debate Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco on…

CA Maternal Care Quality

California is changing the game on maternal care quality

July 01, 2019

California is leading the charge to defy the distressing maternal mortality trends nationwide. While nationally the rate of maternal deaths…

Malini Nijagal

Malini Nijagal on why maternity care providers should embrace payment reform

May 08, 2018

Suzanne speaks with Malini Nijagal, MD, MPH, of UCSF to learn what motivated her new call to action in the…

Recommended Reading: Qualities that Matter

February 06, 2018

What do patients think makes for high-quality care? This is the question that the Public Agenda’s July 2017 report “Qualities…

What’s on CPR’s shared agenda for 2018?

January 23, 2018

CPR has always believed that if those who buy health care align their demands and send consistent signals to the…

Listening In (With Permission): Elliott Main on maternal health

October 23, 2017

Have we made headway in addressing the quality of maternity care, or haven’t we? Suzanne calls Elliott Main, obstetrician and…

Throwback Thursday: Maternity care stagnation

August 31, 2017

In CPR’s column in Health Affairs last September, Suzanne and experts, Malini Nijagal and Jeff Levin-Scherz, highlighted how efforts to improve…

Listening In (With Permission): Dr. Neel Shah on the state of maternity care

July 24, 2017

Listen as Suzanne calls Dr. Neel Shah, Obstetrician and Professor of Obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, to learn about the issues…

Throwback Thursday: South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative

July 20, 2017

We all know that the U.S. health care system needs fixing, especially when it comes to cost and access, but…

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