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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/10/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
04/18/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/10/2018Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/10/2018Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/10/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/10/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means04/10/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources04/18/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/10/2018)

Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act

This bill directs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to:

  • identify and publish a recommended core set of maternal and infant quality measures for women and children, as specified by the bill;
  • publish an initial core set of any such measures applicable to mothers and infants eligible under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
  • establish a Maternal and Infant Quality Measurement Program; and
  • establish an online clearinghouse of resources for entities working to improve maternity and infant care quality.

The CMS may make grants to eligible entities for:

  • the development of new state and regional maternity and infant care quality collaboratives,
  • expanded activities of existing collaboratives, and
  • maternity and infant care initiatives within established state and regional quality collaboratives that are not focused exclusively on maternity care.

Under current law, the CMS must contract with a consensus-based entity to carry out specified duties regarding performance measurement. The bill requires such an entity to facilitate increased coordination and alignment between the public and private sector with respect to quality and efficiency measures.