Maternity Care Payment
There are a variety of payment alternatives that can align incentives for providers and hospitals to adhere to evidence-based practices that improve outcomes for both infants and mothers and decrease the growth in health care spending for maternity care services.
CPR Resources include:
- CPR's new case study (fall 2013): Using Education, Collaboration, and Payment Reform to Improve Birth Outcomes: A Case Study of South Carolina's Birth Outcomes Initiative.
- CPR's Companion Guide to the case study, Early Elective Delivery Non-Payment Guide.
- CPR's Action Brief for health care purchasers that provides both an overview of the payment reform opportunity and steps purchasers can take to begin implementation (2012).
- CPR's 2016 Health Plan RFI and Model Contract Language available here.
- Read more about the growing cost of maternity care in The Cost of Having a Baby in the U.S., a report issued by Childbirth Connection, CPR, and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (2012).