Comments on Medicaid maternity bundle plans

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DSS is planning to move Medicaid payments for maternity services to a per-person bundle from the current fee-for-service arrangement. They will also expand services to include doula and lactation supports. However, advocates have asked questions and raised concerns about unintended consequences when providers make more money by reducing the costs of their patients’ care. While this could result in improved health outcomes, it can also result in denials of necessary care and avoiding less lucrative or difficult patients. This change comes as maternity care access is shrinking across Connecticut.

The CT Health Policy  Project has submitted comments to DSS on their application to US Health and Human Services to implement maternity bundles.

The proposed State Plan Amendment is here. Comments are due January 11th and should be sent to