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This statement outlines a set of basic maternity rights that Childbirth Connection has identified and promotes for all childbearing women. It applies widely accepted human rights to the specific situation of maternity care.
This webinar presentation reviews health information technology in the context of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
This report looks at the tools that were available during the third open enrollment period to consumers who were window shopping on HealthCare.gov, which is used in 38 states, and on the 13 state-based marketplace websites. It was conducted in January and supplemented by six focus groups in five states with consumers who had shopped on marketplace websites. It builds on a 2015 analysis of the features available on marketplace websites during the second open enrollment period.
This webinar, presented April 28, 2016, reviews Clinical Practice Improvement Activities included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
This booklet by expert Penny Simkin offers information and direction for using comfort measures to cope with labor pain.
This 2013 systematic review of the research literature concludes that all women should have continuous support during labor.
This report presents postpartum results from the Listening to Mothers II survey and gives a ground-breaking view of experiences of mothers with young children in the United States at this time. This is the survey methodology.
The National Partnership expresses support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Star Ratings, a valued and important tool for consumers looking to make informed choices about their hospital care.
These slides are from the informational webinar conducted April 14, 2016 and review the context of MACRA, its provisions related to Medicare physician reimbursement, MIPS and APMs, the intersection of MACRA and Meaningful Use, its meaning for consumers and next steps.
This report finds that the country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes.
This report highlights best evidence that, if widely implemented, would have a positive impact on many mothers and babies and would improve value for payers. The report also identifies barriers to providing evidence-based maternity care, and presents policy recommendations to address the barriers.
This report follows up with 1,072 women who participated in the Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth survey. This is the survey methodology.
Founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association, Childbirth Connection became a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families in 2014.
This report follows up with 1,072 women who participated in the Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth survey. This is the survey instrument used for New Mothers Speak Out.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Delaware women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Kentucky women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Wisconsin women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Alabama women and their families.
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