Wisconsin and Oklahoma Case Studies Show Marked Maternal Health Care Improvements

State Medicaid agencies, which fund half of all births in the United States, are increasingly looking for ways to improve birth outcomes and maternal health while reducing costs by improving medical care and avoiding medically unnecessary cesarean sections. Two case studies from Wisconsin and Oklahoma show how these states successfully improved health care access and quality by creating pregnancy-focused medical homes and developing provider education and incentives to reduce unnecessary C-sections. The studies were developed in partnership with the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Case Study: Oklahoma’s Cesarean Section Quality Initiative Promotes Improved Birth Outcomes
Case Study: Wisconsin’s Obstetric Medical Home Program Promotes Improved Birth Outcomes