Women’s Health

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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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

    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 […]

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  • Strategies to Increase Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in Medicaid

    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 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    In late January, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a recommendation that clinicians screen the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, for depression. Depression screening for pregnant and postpartum women is not a new idea. The Medicaid program, as a major payer of perinatal health care covering 48 percent of all U.S. […]

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