To support effective policymaking, research, and care delivery improvements, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), in partnership with the Institue for Medicaid Innovation and with support from the Commonwealth Fund, compiled a database and accompanying interactive maps of state maternal health policies that support high-value care. The policies are organized into three areas:

  • Coverage and Benefits
  • Care Delivery Transformation
  • Data and Oversight

In March 2020, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released a state-level inventory of Medicaid policies, programs, and initiatives to improve maternity care and outcomes. This database supplements MACPAC’s inventory with additional Medicaid and non-Medicaid state-led initiatives, including COVID-19 related benefits, postpartum coverage expansion efforts, freestanding birth centers, and midwifery services, among others. The U.S. policy maps accompanying the database show where all 50 states and the District of Columbia stand in their use of different policy levers.

Authors: Center for Health Care Strategies, Institute of Medicaid Innovation, and the Commonwealth Fund

Publication Date: November 19, 2020

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