Medicaid covers nearly half of annual births in the U.S. Under the status quo, that coverage ends 60 days postpartum. As a temporary measure during Covid-19, women who would usually lose Medicaid eligibility now remain covered up to one-year postpartum — in many states, however, that change is not here to stay.
In the news this week, industry professionals weigh the benefits and barriers of digital health and discuss opportunities for reimbursement. The FDA moves forward with its plans for advancing digital health, and new guidelines are released to manage pregnancy and the opioid crisis.
This week, Babyscripts joined innovators, providers, midwives, and other stakeholders in the maternal health space for a collaboration with the Advancement League and American Health Association: "Creating an Equitable Path Forward: Maternal Health."
50,000 women are affected by maternal complications every year and about 700 die from them. Black women are 2-3x more likely to die than white women. Significantly, many maternal health outcomes are not determined by biological or genetic dispositions.
This article is the first in a series to introduce readers to our team at Babyscripts.
Juan Pablo Segura has come a long way from the CPA who founded Babyscripts in 2014 with zero experience in healthcare.
A key player in the DC Council’s recent passage of the Postpartum Coverage Expansion Act of 2020, and recent finalist (his second nomination in as many years) for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Mid-Atlantic program, Juan Pablo Segura has also led the team at Babyscripts from accolade to accolade this year, including nomination to CB Insights’ Digital Health 150.
Babyscripts was recently privileged to present our virtual maternity care solution at Adaptation Health’s first demo day for Medicaid innovation, Responding to COVID-19 and Beyond.
Part one of a three part series connecting Medicaid leaders with health innovators, this session focused on expanding access to maternity and behavioral care through virtual solutions for vulnerable populations.