Are your organization’s maternity care costs too high? How are the outcomes for mothers and babies in your population?

CPR’s tools help employers work with their health plans to implement strategies centered on prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postpartum/newborn care that create incentives for providers to adhere to evidence-based practices that improve outcomes for mothers and babies and help contain unnecessary costs.

Maternity Care Payment Reform

Maternity care is a high spend area for employers and other health care purchasers, in large part because of the high rate of cesarean sections and early elective deliveries. Learn about strategies that can attempt to curb the costs of maternity care and improve outcomes.

Birth Centers and Better Births

High-Value Maternity Care: Better Births Through Alternatives to Conventional Care

This webinar features Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH, of the National Partnership for Women & Families. She discusses how maternity care alternatives, such as midwife care, birth centers, home-based visits and doula support can be high-value options for purchasers and lead to better birthing experiences for mothers.

2020 Maternity Care Webinar Series

High-Value Maternity Care: Payment and Benefit Design Solutions

This webinar features Dr. Malini Nijagal, MD, MPH, of University of California San Francisco, and Sara Rothstein, MSc, Director of the 32BJ Health Fund. They discuss how payment reform and benefit design, when applied through a data-driven approach, can help employers move the needle in maternity care.

Maternal Health Crisis Webinar

High-Value Maternity Care: Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

This webinar features Cathie Markow from the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), discussing the national maternal mortality and morbidity crisis, racial inequities in maternal outcomes, and the steps California has taken to reduce its rate of maternal deaths in recent years.

2013 South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Case Study

Read CPR’s case study on South Carolina, the first state in the nation to have its Medicaid program partner with the largest local commercial insurer to adopt an non-payment policy and the success they experienced as a result.

Case Study
non-payment policy

How-to-Guide: Early Elective Non-Payment

A how-to guide for purchasers interested in implementing a non-payment policy in order to effectively deter early elective deliveries and improve birth outcomes.

How to Guide
Maternity Care Payment

Action Brief: Maternity Care Payment

Learn about the current state of maternity care and how purchasers can take action through maternity care payment strategies like bundled payment (also known as episodes of care), centers of excellence, and other high-value strategies.

Action Brief

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