The U.S. faces a crisis of high maternal and infant mortality rates, with Black women at 3 to 4 times the risk as White women of death from pregnancy-related causes. Black infants have more than twice the rate of infant mortality as non-Hispanic White babies.
CenteringPregnancy is one of the interventions shown to improve outcomes and reduce preterm birth particularly for Black women.
Aligning Value-Based Payment with CenteringPregnancy
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. In Medicaid, the largest payer for maternity care, states have the opportunity to offer CenteringPregnancy to more women as part of their emerging payment and delivery system reforms.