Evidence suggests CenteringPregnancy reduces costs, improves outcomes and leads to high satisfaction.This holistic model can be sustainably financed along the continuum of value-based payment using a variety of approaches. Policy makers, payers and providers can work together to integrate group prenatal care and value based-payment within maternity care. In Medicaid, the largest payer for maternity care, states have the opportunity to offer the CenteringPregnancy model of care to more women as part of their emerging payment and delivery system reforms.
9.93% of U.S. babies were born preterm in 2017, increasing for the third year in a row
The cost of preterm baby care in the first year
Centering could prevent more than 150,000 of all preterm births at a savings of $8 billion in the first year alone. Significant savings continue for these children into adulthood.
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