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SB21-194

Maternal Health Providers

Concerning maternal health, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Requires a carrier offering a health benefit plan in the state, and the department of health care policy and financing when administering the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act", to reimburse health-care providers that provide health-care services related to labor and delivery in a way that promotes high-quality, cost-effective care, prevents risk in subsequent pregnancy, and does not discriminate based on the type of provider or facility;
  • Requires each health-care provider licensed by the state to provide health-care services related to labor and delivery to implement best practices for interprofessional collaboration and the transfer of a pregnant person from home or a birthing center to a health facility;
  • Requires the health equity commission in the department of public health and environment to study the use of research evidence in policies related to the perinatal period in Colorado and report findings to the general assembly;
  • Requires the department of public health and environment to make recommendations to improve numerous topics related to maternal health; and
  • Requires the department of health care policy and financing to seek an amendment to the state medical assistance plan to provide 12 months of postpartum medical benefits to persons who qualified for benefits while pregnant.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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