Bundles of joy? How new payment models for maternal care could deliver lower costs

August 13, 2016

Last year, Community Health Choice, a Medicaid managed-care organization, paid for the births of 21,194 babies along the Texas Gulf Coast. For those deliveries, it spent $41.6 million on providers, such as doctors and hospitals; $11.9 million on physicians providing prenatal care; and more than $75 million on babies who ended up in the neonatal intensive-care unit.

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