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Access to Maternity Providers: Midwives and Birth Centers

Provides an overview of the role of certified nurse-midwives and birth centers in Medicaid and how beneficiaries use these services. Describes policy issues and barriers to expanding access to midwives and birth centers, including payment policies; contracting with managed care organizations; licensure, certification, and accreditation; scope of practice; and limited supply. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
Tagged as
Access · Accreditation · Health workforce supply and demand · Healthcare facilities · Licensure and certification of health professionals · Maternal health and prenatal care · Maternal health workforce · Medicaid · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Scope of practice · Statistics and data

Organizations (1)

  • Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, view details