AHRQ Requesting Public Input: Severe Maternal Morbidity Measurement – Comment by March 4

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) needs assistance with data on state-level rates of severe maternal morbidity, that help inform HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau Title V Block Grant.  Among the questions AHRQ has for stakeholders representing consumers – including but not limited to state and local health departments, accountable care organizations, and providers such as Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics – is what quantitative data would you need to make maternal health service improvements.  The comment period closes on March 4th and comments should be sent to askahrq@ahrq.hhs.gov.  Recently, the Government Accountability Office cited several factors that pose additional risks and challenges for pregnant women in rural areas.

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