Women’s Health

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s (IMI) work in women’s health is informed, guided, and supported by an exceptional group of national experts representing academic and non-academic research institutions, advocacy and community organizations, clinician groups, Medicaid managed care organizations, state and federal policymakers, and, most importantly, Medicaid enrollees and their families. These collaborative relationships support our mission to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees through the development, implementation, and diffusion of innovative and evidence-based models of care that promote quality, value, equity and the engagement of patients, families, and communities.

IMI has conducted research and led initiatives on a number of critical women’s health topics in Medicaid managed care, such as severe maternal morbidity, maternal depression and anxiety, preventing preterm birth, and the opioid crisis.  Publications and resources from the projects and initiatives are listed below.  

Maternal Depression & Anxiety

Report:  Innovation in Maternal Depression and Anxiety:  Medicaid Initiatives in California and Nationwide Report

Fact Sheet:  Innovation in Maternal Depression and Anxiety:  Medicaid Initiatives in California and Nationwide Summary

Maternal Mortality & Morbidity

Report:  Trends and Disparities in Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Severe Maternal Morbidity, 2006-2015

Pre-Term Birth

Article:  Variation in Coverage for Progesterone to Prevent Pre-Term Birth:  A Survey of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Report:  Preventing Pre-Term Birth:  Access to Progesterone in Medicaid Managed Care Report

Clinical Decision Aid:  Preventing Pre-Term Birth:  Access to Progesterone in Medicaid Managed Care Clinical Decision Aid

Opioid Use

Article:  Opioid Crisis in Medicaid:  Saving Mothers & Babies

Report:  Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Medicaid Managed Care for Women & Newborns

Fact Sheet:  Opioid Summit Infographic

Women's Health

Article:  Disparities by Sex Tracked in the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report:  Trends Across Naitonal Quality Strategy Priorities, Health Conditions, and Access Measures

Report:  Medicaid Managed Care and Reproductive Health Care Services for Women