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JPE 25.3: Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health

JPE 25.3: Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health

JPE 25.3: Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health

Nan Strauss, JD Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH Maureen P. Corry, MPH
Nan Strauss, JD Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH Maureen P. Corry, MPH
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 07 Dec 2016

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2017

Reference: 167366

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Continuous labor support by a trained doula has proven benefits and is recognized as an effective strategy to improve maternal and infant health, enhance engagement and satisfaction with maternity care, and reduce spending. Community-based doula programs can also reduce or eliminate health disparities by providing support to women most at risk for poor outcomes. The most effective way to increase use of this evidence-based service would be to eliminate cost barriers. Key recommendations identify numerous pathways to pursue Medicaid and private insurance coverage of doula care. This comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of reimbursement options provides the doula, childbirth, and quality communities, as well as policy makers, with many approaches to increasing access to this high-value form of care.

Participants can earn 0.5 Lamaze Contact Hours and 0.5 contact hours of CNE credit upon successful completion

Objectives

Identify the role of doulas and the benefits of doula care for mothers and infants.
A. Current research findings and statistics that demonstrate the benefits of doula care
B. Role of the Doula
C. Doula care advancing the “Triple Aim Strategy
D. Summary of costs attributed to maternal infant health care
Recognize the financial impact of doula care on overall health care spending for maternal-infant care.
E. Cost savings associated with doula services
Summarize recommendations for increasing insurance coverage of doula services for both public and private reimbursement providers.
F. Key recommendations
Nan Strauss, JD Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH Maureen P. Corry, MPH

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Nan Strauss, JD Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH Maureen P. Corry, MPH
on behalf of Lamaze International

NAN STRAUSS is the director of Policy and Research for Choices in Childbirth. She previously served as the director of Maternal Health Research and Policy for Amnesty International USA.
CAROL SAKALA is the director of Childbirth Connection Programs at the National Partnership
for Women & Families (NPWF). She was director of Programs for Childbirth Connection from 2000 to 2014 when the organization joined forces with the NPWF. She is a co-author of the Cochrane review, “Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth.”
MAUREEN CORRY is a senior advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs at the
NPWF. She was executive director of Childbirth Connection from 1995 to 2014 when the organization joined forces with the NPWF.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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