prenatal care

Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisions
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisionsToday there are nearly 67,000 genetic tests. With so many tests available, it can be difficult for MCOs to determine what to cover.
“No strings” prenatal income support improves birth outcomesA study among low-income women receiving prenatal income support in the Canadian province of Manitoba found that this unique benefit—provided with no conditions—results in positive birth outcomes.
Home nurse visits decrease maternal and infant mortalityDisadvantaged mothers who receive regular home visits by nurses during pregnancy and through their child’s second birthday are less likely to die from all-cause mortality and their children are less likely to die from preventable causes than their counterparts who do not have such visits.
American Heart Association releases new guidelines for care of fetal heart problemsNew guidelines from the American Heart Association are designed to help practitioners make decisions when faced with caring for unborn babies with heart issues.
Teens, suburbanites getting prenatal care from non-ob/gynsA first-of-its-kind report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) suggests that many teens and women in small towns or suburbs or who lack health insurance are receiving routine prenatal care from providers who are not ob/gyns.