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Bill Detail: SB21-194

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Title Maternal Health Providers
Status Governor Signed (07/06/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/22/2021
Summary

The bill:
  • Requires a carrier offering a health benefit plan in the state,
and the department of health care policy and financing
when administering the Colorado Medical Assistance
Act, to reimburse health-care providers that provide
health-care services related to labor and delivery in a way
that promotes high-quality, cost-effective care, prevents
risk in subsequent pregnancy, and does not discriminate

based on the type of provider or facility;
  • Requires each health-care provider licensed by the state to
provide health-care services related to labor and delivery to
implement best practices for interprofessional collaboration
and the transfer of a pregnant person from home or a
birthing center to a health facility;
  • Requires the health equity commission in the department of
public health and environment to study the use of research
evidence in policies related to the perinatal period in
Colorado and report findings to the general assembly;
  • Requires the department of public health and environment
to make recommendations to improve numerous topics
related to maternal health; and
  • Requires the department of health care policy and financing
to seek an amendment to the state medical assistance plan
to provide 12 months of postpartum medical benefits to
persons who qualified for benefits while pregnant.

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