All health care purchasers – including employers and public purchasers – have a stake in reducing racial health disparities in maternity care.
In July 2020, the 32BJ Health Fund successfully launched its High-Value Maternity Network and accompanying 32BJ Maternity Program. To complement this work, the 32BJ Health Fund received a grant from New York State Health Foundation to help other health care purchasers replicate the strategy. The Health Fund partnered with CPR to develop the Building a High-Value Maternity Network toolkit, which was released during a free webinar in March 2020. CPR and the Health Fund also invited one of the providers selected to the network – Mount Sinai Health System – to participate in the webinar.
- Welcome & Introduction, Alejandra Vargas-Johnson, Catalyst for Payment Reform
- Designing and Implementing a High-Value Maternity Network, Sara Rothstein – Director, and Jackie Meilak – Clinical Partnerships Director, The 32BJ Health Fund
- Mount Sinai’s Perspective: Meeting the purchaser’s needs and advancing health equity through a direct contract, Lucas Pauls – Labor Health Lead, Mount Sinai Health System
- Introducing the Building a High-Value Maternity Network Toolkit, Julianne McGarry – Director of Projects and Research, and Emma Wager – Former Projects and Research Associate, Catalyst for Payment Reform
Recorded March 3, 2021
Ready to take action? Download the Building High-Value Maternity Network Toolkit.
For more insights from our speakers and their organizations, check out:
- 2020 Case Study on the 32BJ Health Fund’s Cost-Effective Provider Network (free for HR benefits staff)
- CPR’s 2018 interview with Dr. Nijagal on why maternity care providers should embrace bundled payments.
- Interview with Mount Sinai’s Senior Vice President, Population Health, Stephen Furia.