As CMS Pushes Maternal Health, Advocates Still Want More

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / September 9, 2019 at 3:04 PM
Maternal health advocates applauded a CMS issue brief on improving rural maternal health, but some advocates say the agency can still go further to extend Medicaid for postpartum women, and one researcher added that the report’s lack of a discussion on Medicaid expansion is a glaring omission. The brief, released Tuesday (Sept. 3), comes after CMS convened stakeholders to discuss solutions to maternal mortality and morbidity in rural areas in June. CMS Administrator Seema Verma and senior advisor to the...

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