Continuing shutdowns of L&D and family resource units, especially in rural hospitals, underscore the difficulties that pregnant women encounter in accessing crucial maternal care services and the need for better financial models to support maternal healthcare. Decision-makers evaluate maternal mental health solutions as MMH conditions drive a climbing US death rate, and federal agencies earmark funding for women's health issues in several new initiatives. 

2/23, CNN Health: Maternal mental health conditions drive climbing death rate in US, research says

2/21, Becker's Hospital Review: 8 hospitals closing departments or ending services

2/21, AP: Jill Biden announces $100 million for ‘life-changing’ research and development into women’s health

2/16, RevCycle Intelligence: Hospital Execs, Payers Face Similar Value-Based Purchasing Barriers

2/15, AHA: HHS, states partner to improve maternal, child health

2/14, RevCycle Intelligence: Half of US Rural Hospitals Operate at a Loss

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2/21, Targeted Oncology: Patients Are Ready for Personalized Health Care, and the Data Delivers (by Anish Sebastian, CEO)

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