Increased number of comorbidities associated with higher likelihood of severe maternal morbidity

October 22, 2020

Caroline E. Adams & Clare C. Brown, PhD, MPH

IMI’s latest research article, released ahead-of-print in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, examines risk of severe maternal morbidity in association with chronic conditions and maternal race/ethnicity. An analysis was performed using a nationally representative sample of delivery hospitalizations.

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Doulas & Maternity Community Health Workers in Medicaid

October 14, 2020

Chloe Bakst In the spring of 2020, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) released a new report, Community-Based Maternal Support Services: The Role of Doulas and Community Health Workers in Medicaid. This report was part of a suite of resources IMI produced related to high-value,…

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Introducing IMI’s New Virtual Learning Series on High-Value, Evidence-Based Models of Maternal Care in Medicaid

September 3, 2020

Chloe Bakst

Following the spring release of the Institute for Medicaid’s (IMI) reportImproving Maternal Health Access, Coverage, and Outcomes in Medicaid, the IMI team heard from an array of Medicaid stakeholders who were interested in taking the information about high-value, evidence-based maternal models of care detailed in the report and putting it into action.

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State Medicaid Programs and Pathways to Health

August 24, 2020

Audrey McClurg, Noelle Serino, & Sara Villanueva

IMI’s most downloaded resource on the website is its Medicaid state fact sheets, offering comprehensive information on topics such as eligibility, waivers, programmatic offerings, and covered benefits for each state in the U.S., D.C., and Puerto Rico.

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Emphasizing the “Person” in Person-Centered Contraceptive Care and LARC Access

August 7, 2020

Megan Fuerst

Person-centered care is care that responds to an individual’s preferences, needs, and values. Individual contraceptive preferences are influenced by a wide range of historical and social factors; these include racism, sexism, economic injustices, histories of trauma, and cultural preferences.

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Visualizing the Benefits of High-Risk Care Coordination in the Medicaid Population

July 23, 2020

Chloe Bakst

The recently released report by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, High-Risk Care Coordination: Opportunities, Barriers, and Innovative Initiatives in Medicaid, includes an overview of the benefits of high-risk care coordination (HRCC) in the Medicaid population, highlights innovative case studies from Medicaid health plans, and describes the key components of HRCC programs, common payment mechanisms, and potential challenges to implementation.

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Understanding the Role, Responsibilities, and Reach of IMI’s Committees and Subcommittees

July 13, 2020

Caroline E. Adams & Chloe Bakst

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) has established committees and subcommittees to guide and inform the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

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New Research from IMI – Innovation in Maternal Depression and Anxiety: Medicaid Initiatives in California & Nationwide

November 5, 2018

Erin Smith, MS

Maternal behavioral health disorders affect women, infants, and families across the country. The Medicaid program plays a critical role in ensuring reproductive-aged women have access to the appropriate health care services in the perinatal and postpartum periods.

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Trends in Medicaid Managed Care—Results from 2018 MMCO Survey

October 29, 2018

Erin Smith, MS

IMI is excited to announce the results of the inaugural Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) Survey. The 2018 Annual Medicaid MCO Survey is the first-of-its-kind national, longitudinal survey that captures data on critical elements of the Medicaid program, including high-risk care coordination, value-based payment, pharmacy, women’s health, behavioral health, child and adolescent health, and long-term supports and services.

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Significant Disparities Found Among Women with Severe Maternal Morbidity

September 13, 2018

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation recently collaborated with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on a landmark analysis utilizing the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data to look at severe maternal morbidity in the U.S. 

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