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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 Contact

Blair Dudley
Director, Transform Maternity
bdudley@pbgh.org

Programs and Initiatives


Reduce Cesarean Sections

Read 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-Midwives

Read More about Expand Use of Nurse-Midwives

Increasing midwifery utilization helps improve maternal care quality, affordability and the patient experience.


Shifting reimbursement incentives for maternal care supports improved quality and reduced costs.

Resources

How To Successfully Integrate Midwives Into Your Practice

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