Timely Postpartum Visits for Low-Income Women: A Health System and Medicaid Payer Partnership. By: Howell, Elizabeth A.; Balbierz, Amy; Beane, Susan; Kumar, Rashi; Wang, Tom; Fei, Kezhen; Ahmed, Zainab; Pagán, José A. American Journal of Public Health. 2020Supplement2, Vol. 110, pS215-S218. 4p.

A health care system and a Medicaid payer partnered to develop an educational intervention and payment redesign program to improve timely postpartum visits for low-income, high-risk mothers in New York City between April 2015 and October 2016. The timely postpartum visit rate was higher for 363 mothers continuously enrolled in the program than for a control group matched by propensity score (67% [243/363] and 56% [407/726], respectively; P <.001). An innovative partnership between a health care system and Medicaid payer improved access to health care services and community resources for high-risk mothers.