Transform Maternity Care
The cost of maternity care represents American employers’ second-highest annual health care expenditure. Yet U.S. maternal infant health outcomes remain among the worst in the developed world. Health care purchasers and patients deserve better.
That’s why PBGH works with employers, providers and health plans to develop a maternity care system that embraces high-value services, reduces outcomes variation and incentivizes safety across the prenatal, perinatal and postpartum care continuum.
Program ContactBlair Dudley
Director, Transform Maternity
Programs and Initiatives
Reduce Cesarean SectionsRead More about Reduce Cesarean Sections
Unnecessary C-sections pose higher risks for mother and child and are more expensive than vaginal births. Here’s how we’re working to reduce overutilization.
Expand Use of Nurse-MidwivesRead More about Expand Use of Nurse-Midwives
Increasing midwifery utilization helps improve maternal care quality, affordability and the patient experience.
Value-Based PaymentsRead More about Value-Based Payments
Shifting reimbursement incentives for maternal care supports improved quality and reduced costs.
Implementing Midwifery Care Policies in California-Based Hospitals
Hospital Guide to Integrating the Freestanding Birth Center Model
The Hospital Guide to Integrating the Freestanding Birth Center Model collates critical tools, information and resources to help hospitals and health systems adopt the birth center model.
Maternity Transfer Planning Template
Hospitals and birth centers can use this template to create a plan of action for community birth transfers.
Building Maternity Bundles: Lessons Learned
Lessons learned from a maternity bundled payments project with PBGH member Qualcomm.
How To Successfully Integrate Midwives Into Your Practice
This guide offers the tools and resources required to build a healthy collaborative practice that embraces the midwifery model.
Employer Strategies to Promote High-Value Maternity Care
Certified Nurse Midwife Practice Financial Pro Forma Tool
Case Study: Maternity Payment and Care Redesign Pilot
Certified Nurse-Midwives – Financial Considerations for Developing a Business Plan
Employer Actions to Progress Value-Based Payment in Maternity – Issue Brief
Webinar Recording: How Practices and Hospitals Can Integrate Midwives to Improve Outcomes
Webinar Recording: Promoting Midwifery & High Value Care in Medi-Cal
Transform Maternity Care Program Summary
Employer Action Guide – High-Value Maternity
Purchaser Value Network Maternity Toolkit: Reducing Unnecessary C-sections
National Alliance 2020 Annual Forum – Maternity Care in Crisis – 11.10.20
Past Events and Training
Virtual Learning Series: A Birth Center Primer for Hospital Leaders
This free, six-part virtual Learning Series will help hospital leaders develop a strategy to strengthen their relationships with freestanding birth centers within their communities or establish a new birth center.