Off to a Good Start: State Efforts

to Promote Healthy Babies

Fall Forum 2012: Dec. 7

Overview

Maternity and newborn costs account for about one-quarter of hospital charges billed to Medicaid. Hospital care for premature and low birth weight infants ranks among the most expensive inpatient treatments. Explore a range of innovative initiatives to improve infant and maternal health, and save money for state budgets.

Moderator

  • Lonnie Edgar, Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee, Mississippi Legislature

Speaker

  • Michael Lu, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland - "Powerpoint" (Adobe PDF logoPDF file-22 pages)

Respondent

  • Tegan Callahan, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Washington, D.C. - "Powerpoint" (Adobe PDF logoPDF file-12 pages)


NCSL  Resources

NCSL Contact

Health Program

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Lu, Health Resources and Services Administration

Michael Lu, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland.

 
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Tegan Callahan, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Tegan Callahan, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Washington, D.C.

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