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.
Toolkit: Building a High-Value Maternity Network
The Building a High-Value Maternity Network Toolkit gives employers and other health care purchasers the resources and guidance needed to develop a network of high-quality, affordable maternity providers who are committed to patient-centered care and health equity. When paired with benefit design strategies and an effective communications campaign, this strategy can reduce a purchaser’s costs and improve the quality of care that plan participants receive. Moreover, it can create in-roads between purchaser and providers, paving avenues for continuous collaboration and progress toward greater safety, affordability, and patient satisfaction.Download
Building a High-Value Maternity Network: The 32BJ Health Fund
(FREE DOWNLOAD) Learn about the high-value maternity network that the 32BJ Health Fund designed and implemented to improve maternity care for its covered population.
A Growing Relationship: Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Direct Contract Bundled Payment Program
Metro Nashville Public Schools buys health care for 18,000 teachers and their dependents, spending $100 million annually. Learn about Metro Nashville Public Schools’ direct contract bundled payment arrangement for maternity. Under the program, MNPS pays a bundled price to Vanderbilt University Medical Center covering everything from first prenatal visit, enhanced services like patient navigator support, the hospital delivery, and care through three months post-partum – all with zero out-of-pocket costs for the member.Buy
High-Value Maternity Networks: Designing for Quality, Equity, and Patient Experience
Learn how the 32BJ Health Fund developed and launched its High-Value Maternity Network and accompanying Maternity Program in New York City and Northern New Jersey in July 2020. You’ll also hear a health system leader describe how this strategy benefits providers through increased volume and brand elevation.
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.
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.
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.
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.Download
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.Buy
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.Buy