Maternity care has been a pressure point for employers ever since the significant rise in the rate of cesarean sections and other interventions that have questionable value. In response, employers and health plans have attempted to motivate providers and consumers to use evidence-based approaches. Still, variation in quality and the high cost of maternity care continue to challenge many employers and other health care purchasers. Experts Jeff Levin-Scherz, from Willis Towers Watson, and Dr. Malini Nijagal, an Obstetrician at Boston Medical Center, shared observations about what’s behind current practices along with new strategies that employers and payers can implement.
Recorded: August 24, 2016