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Evidence-based Childbirth Program
December 20, 2011 MHCP Provider Update MHP-11-12
Effective January 1, 2012, Minnesota law:
MHCP encourages hospitals to have facility and quality improvement (QI) criteria in place and to submit them to MHCP for approval. The facility policy and QI criteria must include the following:
*Elective is defined as not having a medical/obstetric indication, as defined in the hospitals QI criteria list.
MHCP Approval Process
MHCP will verify facility policies and QI efforts meet hospital policy criteria through a review process. Use the Facility Policy Cover Sheet Evidence-based Childbirth Program (DHS-6470) with appropriate documentation to submit hospital/facility policies for the evidence-based childbirth program.
If approved, MHCP will:
If denied by the initial review process, MHCP will forward all documents to the Medicaid Medical Director. Facilities may resubmit a request after outstanding items are addressed.
Facilities will be required to re-attest to their policies and QI processes every 5 years.
Annual Reporting Requirements
All hospitals that provide OB delivery care services to MHCP enrollees are required to annually report the following data to MHCP:
MHCP will announce the process for annual reporting (under development) in Provider News.
Delivering Provider Services
MHCP encourages delivering providers to review the MNITS Evidence-based Hospitals list.
MS 256B.0625, subd. 3g Evidence-based childbirth program
If you have questions about this information, call the MHCP Provider Call Center at (651) 431-2700 or 1-800-366-5411.
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