In the news, a recent Harris poll shows that perception of care quality has declined in American pregnant women, with only 2 in 5 reporting that they have access to the best possible care during pregnancy. Remote patient monitoring use increased in the Medicaid population, and highlights from a recent health equity conference hosted by CMS show an increased focus on maternal health improvement. Plus, though maternal mortality rates have decreased, new data shows that the US still has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among wealthy nations.

6/6, TechTarget: CMS' whole-of-government approach to maternal health equity

6/5, ABC News: New study finds most maternal-related deaths in the US happen after birth

6/5, MedicineNet: Many U.S. Women Unhappy with Maternal Care, Poll Finds

6/4, The Washington Post: Childbirth deadlier for Americans, especially Black women, study finds

5/30, mHealth Intelligence: RPM use soars by more than 1,300% within Medicaid population

5/28, Modern Healthcare: How CMS might use Medicare to improve maternal health

5/27, Connected World: Success Stories: Remote Monitoring Improves Postpartum Experience

Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health: State Report Cards

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