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Medicaid Coverage of Pregnancy and Perinatal Benefits: Results from a State Survey

Executive Summary
  1. Kaiser Family Foundation; Births Financed by Medicaid

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  2. Kaiser Family Foundation; Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision.

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  3. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery. March 2014.

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Introduction
  1. Markus AR, Andres E, West KD, Garro N, Pellegrini C. Medicaid Covered Births, 2008 Through 2010, in the Context of the Implementation of Health Reform. Women’s Health Issues. Sept-Oct 2013

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  2. Kaiser Family Foundation; Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision; As of January 12, 2016; Since July 1, 2015 Alaska implemented a Medicaid expansion (9/1/2015) as did Montana (1/1/2016) and Louisiana (7/1/2016).

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  3. Kaiser Family Foundation. Women’s Health Insurance Coverage. October 2016.

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Survey Results
  1. Healthy People 2020. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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  2. Horowitz JA, Murphy CA, Gregory K, Wojcik J, Pulcini J, & Solon L. (2013). Nurse Home Visits Improve Maternal-Infant Interaction and Decrease Severity of Postpartum Depression. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 42(3), pp 287-300.

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  3. New Mexico reported that some managed care entities provide Doula services but it is not a Medicaid covered benefit. Ohio noted that there are no certified Doulas in the state currently.

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  4. Healthy People 2020: Breastfeeding Objectives.

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  5. Virginia reported that both electric and manual pumps are covered as a benefit through managed care. Fee-for-service coverage was added effective 1/1/2016.

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  6. Alabama notes that breast pumps are provided through the WIC program and through the Alabama Department of Public Health. South Carolina also noted provision through its Health Department.

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Conclusion
  1. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery. March 2014.

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