Views Archive of: Medicaid

Common Bonds: Many Obstacles and Opportunities for Improving Maternity Care Are Global in Nature

By Leah Sparks Founder & CEO I was recently reading a thoughtful article published in The Guardian, which offered advice for improving maternal health in countries where conflict and extreme poverty are rampant. As various experts offered their insights, it...

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Improving Perinatal Outcomes: Medicaid and Value-Based Care Expert Mike Sandwith Highlights Successes and Lessons Learned from TennCare

Mike Sandwith is the Vice President of Payment Reform and Transformation with UnitedHealthcare Community and State Health Plan of Tennessee. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of TennCare's Medicaid episodes of care, patient-centered medical homes, and health...

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Saving Rural Hospitals – An Important Priority for Our Most Vulnerable Populations

Over the past 10 years, 120 rural hospitals have been forced into closure, according to the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Those numbers were current as of January 1, 2020. So...

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Post-Pandemic Predictions from an Expert Roundtable on COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact

COVID-19 has changed everything. That might actually be the only thing anyone agrees on at the moment. The crystal ball gets foggy when you start asking more detailed questions.  

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New Virtual Visit Solution Will Help OB Practices Deliver Effective Virtual Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wildflower has launched a new product to help Obstetrics (OB) practices more effectively deliver virtual visits for their prenatal and postpartum patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The product helps childbirth providers fill patient education...

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What Is Around the Corner for Medicaid In the Midst of COVID-19, and How Can We Be Prepared?

COVID-19 is further burdening the U.S. healthcare system with every passing day. Our front line healthcare workers are in a battle to contain the spread, to secure adequate medical supplies and to limit...

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