Women’s Health

Poor birth outcomes, such as pre-term birth, carry substantial human and financial costs and are generally influenced by women’s health and socioeconomic factors such as race, ethnicity, income, health care access, and education. According to the Institute of Medicine, the cost associated with pre-term birth in the U.S. is $26.2 billion each year, with Medicaid […]

Read More
  • State Medicaid Quality Measurement Activities for Women’s Health
    Maps

    *Maps and Chart updated as of June 27, 2017* State Medicaid agencies provide a variety of health services to women that promote overall health and well-being and support improved birth outcomes, such as reduction in infant mortality rates. States have the option of implementing performance measurement, incentives or improvement projects, including as part of broad […]

    Read More
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Unplanned pregnancies present a challenge for many women, their families and communities, and are associated with a number of costly health outcomes, including delayed prenatal care, premature birth and low birth weight. Federal initiatives like the Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) have helped to engage state leaders in efforts […]

    Read More
  • State Health Policy Blog

    While the importance of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children has been widely documented, it is also important to remember that states can and many do use CHIP to provide coverage to low-and moderate-income pregnant women. With federal-funding for CHIP due to run out by the end of this federal fiscal year (September […]

    Read More
  • Publications

    Unplanned and complex births carry potentially avoidable health complications and costs to families and states. Broad healthcare payment and delivery reform is underway across the country to improve outcomes, enhance patient experience and reduce costs. Some states are capitalizing on these reforms to promote planned and healthy births by driving improvement in effective contraceptive use […]

    Read More
  • As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the creation of health insurance exchanges, there are more coverage options for pregnant women in all states. In addition to insurance through exchanges, all states offer Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and a number of states also offer them coverage through their CHIP programs. Although […]

    Read More
    October 3, 2016 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Women's Health
  • Eligibility Levels for Coverage of Pregnant Women in Medicaid and CHIP
    Maps

    This map set provides eligibility levels for states’ coverage of services for pregnant women under Medicaid (Title XIX of the Social Security Act) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (Title XXI of the Social Security Act) in 2015. Please see the accompanying chart for eligibility levels for states’ coverage in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Coverage levels for  2014 […]

    Read More
    September 22, 2016 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Maps, Medicaid, Women's Health
  • Publications

    This issue brief, developed by NASHP and NICHQ, details the use of LARC in preventing unplanned pregnancies, the current availability and education for women, barriers to prescribing LARC, and potential Medicaid reimbursement models to improve LARC access. The issue brief was developed as part of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality […]

    Read More