Key Takeaways

  • American women are dying at higher rates in pregnancy than women in other high-income countries, despite Americans paying far more for maternity care.
  • Value-based care programs can improve health outcomes for those who are pregnant, advance health equity, and lower health care costs.
  • Providers are increasingly engaging in value-based care for healthier patients.
  • Congress and the Administration can take key steps now to further support the adoption of value-based care to encourage healthier pregnant people and babies.

Authors: AHIP

Publication Date: March 2022

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