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  1. POSTPARTUM MEDICAID | Center for Mississippi Health Policy

    WebFeb 15, 2021 · Healthcare and policy experts have recommended extending postpartum coverage to support improved maternal and child health. Why this is important. More than a third of births covered by Mississippi Medicaid occur to women with at least one known pregnancy risk factor.

  2. MS governor signs law to extend Medicaid coverage for new moms

    WebMar 16, 2023 · In a move that puts Mississippi in line with the rest of the country, Gov. Tate Reeves signed into law Thursday legislation to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months....

  3. FAQ: What is postpartum Medicaid extension? - Mississippi Today

    WebFeb 27, 2023 · Postpartum Medicaid extension is proposed legislation to extend the length of health care coverage for Mississippians on Medicaid who give birth. Postpartum visits can include care of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as mental health issues that might arise after giving birth, such as postpartum depression.

  4. Home - Mississippi Division of Medicaid

    WebState Plan Amendment (SPA) 23-0015 is being submitted to extend postpartum coverage for pregnant women from sixty (60) days to twelve (12) months, effective April 1, 2023. For more information, read the proposed … Read More → MS SPA 23-0012 Emergency Transportation approved by CMS May 23, 2023

  5. House committee passes postpartum Medicaid extension - Mississippi

    WebFeb 28, 2023 · House Medicaid Committee passes postpartum coverage extension. by Devna Bose February 28, 2023. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) After months of contention, extended postpartum health coverage coverage for Mississippi moms is one step closer to becoming law.

  6. Reeves signs extended postpartum Medicaid coverage into law

    WebMar 16, 2023 · Gov. Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill 2212 into law on Thursday, extending postpartum Medicaid coverage from two to 12 months. His signature came after a last-minute endorsement of the bill before a legislative deadline last month. For a year prior, Reeves had not taken a stance on the issue.

  7. Extending postpartum coverage to Mississippi mothers ‘a no …

    WebDec 1, 2022 · Expanding Medicaid to cover the working poor in Mississippi per the federal Affordable Care Act has been the source of a decade of partisan debate in Mississippi, with GOP leaders blocking it. Blackwell opposes Medicaid expansion, but along with other Senate Republicans said extending postpartum coverage to …

  8. House sends extended postpartum Medicaid coverage to Mississippi

    WebMar 7, 2023 · The House on Tuesday sent Gov. Tate Reeves a bill to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for new mothers in Mississippi from 60 days to a year. Reeves, who for more than a year refused to endorse the idea, recently announced he would sign it into law.

  9. Nonprofit fights for funding to open state's first birth center

    WebMay 23, 2023 · The birth center would also be a place for women to receive prenatal care from certified nurse midwives as well as postpartum support. ... Those in the study who received midwife-directed care at a birth center also cost an average of $2,010 less than their Medicaid counterparts. ... Mississippi Today’s …

  10. Mississippi Senate votes again to extend postpartum care. House …

    WebFeb 7, 2023 · For the fourth time in two years, the Republican-led Mississippi Senate voted to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to mothers from 60 days to one year. Supporters, including Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, call the move a “pro-life” effort to deal with the state’s new abortion ban and long-running high rates of death for infants and mothers.