H.R.3620 - Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 12/08/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/09/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3620 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/08/2011)
Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a maternity care quality measurement program with respect to childbearing women and newborns for voluntary use by: (1) a state in administering a state plan under SSA title XIX (Medicaid) or a state child health plan under SSA title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP), (2) health insurance issuers and managed care entities contracting with states to administer such plans, and (3) item and service providers (including accountable care organizations).
Directs the Secretary to make grants to eligible entities to support: (1) the development of new state and regional maternity care quality collaboratives, (2) expanded activities of existing maternity care quality collaboratives, and (3) maternity care initiatives within established state and regional quality collaboratives that are not focused exclusively on maternity care.
Requires the Secretary to establish a maternity care home demonstration program.