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.

Authors: Julianna McGarry, MPP, Alejandra Vargas-Johnson, Emma Wager, MPH

Publication Date: March 2021

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