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 American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The April 2018 publication outlines how maternity care providers can prepare for the shift to value-based payment, a shift Malini and CPR know has been direly needed and is finally beginning to gain momentum with the growing presence of bundled or episode-based payments. Malini delves into how episode-based payments can unlock higher-quality maternity care and even help address our nation’s maternal mortality crisis among African-American women.

Malini Nijagal is an associate professor at UCSF School of Medicine with a focus on high-value care; she has published strong evidence for the role of laborists and midwives in improving Cesarean delivery rates. Malini’s newest article, co-authored with Dr. Neel Shah and Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD,  is available FOR FREE until May 16, 2018 through this link. Help CPR spread the word in order to increase the use of payment reform to improve maternity care value.

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