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Health IT in the Quality Payment Program

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades. It offers a critical opportunity to drive health system transformation that results in authentic patient- and family-centered care.


A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing and Using Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. In the more than six years since its passage, it has made more affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage available to millions of consumers. About 20 million people have gained health coverage under the law, and roughly 12.7 million people signed up for marketplace plans during the third open enrollment period.


Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and includes benefits that are critically important for pregnant women and new parents. Thanks to the ACA, most plans now ensure coverage for the health services expecting and new parents need. The law guarantees coverage for maternity services and provides support for eligible new parents once their child is born.


Summary of Key Provisions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving access to health care has long been a priority for women for a number of reasons, including the fact that women have more contact with the health care system over their lifetimes than do men; their health care needs are greater, especially during their reproductive years; and many women coordinate health care for spouses, children, aging parents and other loved ones. The ACA has already improved women’s access to health insurance coverage, making access to quality, affordable health care more of a reality for women and their families.


Understanding Medicare's Quality Payment Program

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. Under MACRA, the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) will bring the biggest change in Medicare reimbursement in decades. It offers a critical opportunity to drive health system transformation that results in authentic patient- and family-centered care.


By the Numbers: Women Continue to Face Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

DATA BRIEF | According to the most recent data available, nearly 31,000 charges of pregnancy discrimination were filed with the EEOC and state-level agencies over a nearly five-year period, and the number of charges remained relatively unchanged from year to year.


A Double Bind: When States Deny Abortion Coverage and Fail to Support Expecting and New Parents

Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when and how to raise a family. But for many women struggling to make ends meet, this is not reality. Instead, they face layers of obstacles, including denial of access to abortion care and a lack of workplace supports.


#HighNoon2016 Toolkit

Sample coalition content for #HighNoon2016 debate day tweet storm.


Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap Among Key Groups

America’s women and families continue to suffer from a persistent and pervasive gender wage gap. U.S. Census Bureau data reveal the typical size of that gap for women who hold full-time, year-round jobs, as well as for key subgroups of women.


Liability-Associated Distress Among Maternity Care Providers Sources and Solutions Fact Sheet


The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States Executive Summary


Occurrence of Negligent Injury and of Claims and Payouts in Maternity Care Fact Sheet


Affordability of Liability Insurance Premiums to Maternity Care Providers Fact Sheet


Overdue: Insurance Coverage of Doula Care Infographic


Maternity Care and Liability Findings on Topics of Interest to Policymakers and Others Fact Sheet Series


Vaginal or Cesarean Birth: What is at Stake for Moms and Babies? Executive Summary


Impact of Caps on Non-Economic Damages and Other Tort Reforms in Maternity Care Fact Sheet


Table of Maternity Care Quality Improvement Strategies with Potential to Reduce Liability


Policy Framework for Improving the Liability Environment for Women and Newborns, Maternity Care Providers, and Payers Fact Sheet


Interventions that are Unlikely to Foster Substantive Liability Solutions in Maternity Care Fact Sheet


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