Expansion of Medicaid Coverage to 12 Months Postpartum – Learn More in Upcoming Webinar!

Did you know…?

  • Medicaid coverage for new mothers recently extended – from 60 days to 12 months!
  • Women often stop their own care for the first 18 months after birth
  • Ohio Medicaid has other infant and maternal support programs
  • You can help families find coverage to stay healthy!
  • Learn more at the Ohio AAP’s Medicaid Postpartum Extension Webinar at https://ohioaap.org/hmhfregistration#medicaid

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved a request in August for Ohio Medicaid to offer benefits for 12 months after a woman gives birth, up from the previous standard 60 days. Ohio received permission to offer the benefits for five years. An estimated 21,000 women could benefit from the extended coverage, according to a statement from HHS. The state started offering the extended benefits April 1, in advance of this final approval. Learn more about these expanded benefits by clicking here.

Join a webinar with Medicaid to learn more on this extension on November 10, 2022, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Marisa Weisel, Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid will present information on this extension, as well as other Medicaid infant and maternal support programs. You can also send questions in advance to Hayley Southworth at hsouthworth@ohioaap.org to ensure we provide answers to your most important concerns.

Register for the webinar at: https://ohioaap.org/hmhfregistration#medicaid

Are you looking for other ways to support maternal and child health in your practice? The Healthy Mom, Healthy Family (HMHF) project is now enrolling practices for Wave 3. Practices in HMHF will improve the way they address smoke exposure, maternal depression, family planning and multivitamin use in this QI program. Participants can receive 50 Points ABP MOC Part IV Credit, $1,000 cash incentive, and multivitamins and books to share for FREE with patients!

Learn more about the HMHF project at: https://ohioaap.org/hmhfregistration

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