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AABC News Brief - APR 262019

Friday, April 26, 2019   (0 Comments)

3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  1. New Commentary on Strong Start Published in BIRTH Journal
  2. Register for May IRC Office Hours
  3. Congressional Leaders Take Steps to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis

1. New Commentary on Strong Start Published in BIRTH Journal

Strong Start for mothers and newborns: Moving birth centers to scale in the United States

Diana R Jolles, PhD, CNM, FACNM, Susan R Stapleton, DNP, CNM, FACNM, Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM, FACNM

In this article Jolles et al highlight the steps needed to make midwifery-led birth centers the norm for Medicaid beneficiaries.  These steps include:

Read the article in BIRTH>>

 

2.Register for may IRC Office Hours

Wednesday, May 8th at 12:00PM (ET)
Are you having difficulty getting in network with payers? Has contracting got you down? Join Industry Relations Committee (IRC) members Elizabeth Simmons and Fran Schwartz for the May IRC Office Hours. Tell us your problems with insurers, employers and other payers! We will brainstorm solutions together.

A benefit of AABC membership. 

Learn more and register.>>

 

3. Congressional Leaders Take Steps to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis

This week Energy and Commerce leaders sent letters to six federal agencies requesting briefings on efforts to address the alarming rate of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States.

The bipartisan Commitee leaders requested briefings from:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

“This is an important first step, and we are interested in exploring additional efforts that may be underway to further improve reporting, data collection, and activities related to reducing maternal morbidity and mortality,” the Committee leaders wrote to several agencies.

Learn more>>


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