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02.2024 / By Academy Health

This blog discusses how programs that support lactation professionals can support Black women beyond delivery. 

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This blog examines a Q&A, which is intended to serve as an added resource for states implementing continuous eligibility. 

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This blog discusses a report that recommends steps state Medicaid agencies can take to address mental health among mothers and infants in the postpartum year, highlighting recent federal actions with implications for state action.

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This blog shares how partnerships between pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology can promote access to risk-appropriate care and create a stronger continuity of care for parents and their children.

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This blog summarizes key takeaways regarding the inclusion of maternal and child health in infectious disease emergency preparedness and response in states and territories.

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This blog shares a new report that offers policy recommendations to ensure new mothers are able to access coverage and high-quality care during the postpartum period.

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This blog examines actions states can take to increase access to care for substance use disorder among pregnant and postpartum people.

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This blog includes takeaways from an ASTHO technical package, summarizing a select group of related interventions that, taken together, help achieve and sustain improvements related to risk factors for CS or health outcomes. 

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08.2023 / By AcademyHealth

The blog explores why improving collection of and access to high-quality data is imperative in helping policymakers understand and develop effective solutions to address mechanisms that lead to poor maternal health outcomes.

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This blog introduces a new National Governors Association guide, designed to make transformational change in a system that has historically failed mothers and babies.

Commentary

That’s Medicaid shares stories of people covered by Medicaid at critical points in their lives, underscoring the importance of stable health insurance coverage to building a nationwide Culture of Health.

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In this blog, CHIR members provide an overview of the meeting—including a presentation by CHIR faculty member Christine Monahan—and its implications for current and future health equity initiatives.

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That's Medicaid shares stories of people covered by Medicaid at critical points in their lives, underscoring the importance of stable health insurance coverage to building a nationwide Culture of Health.

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This blog examines rural hospital closures and why rural hospitals may be at risk of closure due to the present and ongoing physician shortage. 

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This blog discusses federal support for states looking to expand postpartum coverage through Medicaid.

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This blog examines how two newly-released proposed rules from CMS could reshape the federal regulatory landscape for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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This blog discusses why timely and reliable data are necessary for program planning, implementation, and monitoring/identifying resources to address and prevent ACEs. 

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This blog examines Georgia’s efforts to address maternal mortality, partly through Medicaid postpartum coverage extension.

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This blog outlines a collaborative approach that led to the development of an implementation guide to support mapping maternal health data across clinical areas and use cases.

Report

This report offers the evidence and rationale for a policy-based approach to reduce tobacco use. It also provides (1) principles for advancing tobacco control policies and working with Tribal nations and (2) a summary of the changing tobacco control landscape, including the youth e-cigarette epidemic, information on health disparities and health equity, and addressing related issues such as marijuana, e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI), and COVID-19.

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This interactive map and chart summarize proposed and approved legislation since 2018, Medicaid waivers, financial estimates, and other initiatives designed to extend coverage during the postpartum period. (Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Medicaid enrollees who typically lose coverage after 60 days postpartum cannot be disenrolled until the end of the month in which the public emergency period ends.)

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This blog post seeks to review updates to five existing guidelines: Well-Women Preventive Visits, Breastfeeding Services and Supplies, Counseling for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections, and Contraception.

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This interactive map shares the status of state legislative efforts to address prescription drug costs across the country.

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This interactive map summarizes state Medicaid reimbursement policies for all types of midwives including certified nurse-midwives and midwives who pursue alternative pathways to licensure, often referred to as certified professional midwives, certified midwives, or direct entry midwives depending on state regulations.

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This blog summarizes feedback from representatives of consumer advocates, insurers, and state agencies on CMS' proposed annual Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters, which updates regulations governing the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces.

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This blog examines Virginia's framework to expand coverage for community doula services for Medicaid beneficiaries. 

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This blog examines the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2023 plan year, released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that describes the annual regulation governing health insurance plans and marketplaces for the upcoming year.

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This interactive map and chart summarize proposed and approved legislation since 2018, Medicaid waivers, financial estimates, and other initiatives designed to extend coverage during the postpartum period.

Chart

This informative chart details key components and features of states’ Medicaid doula benefits.

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