On February 13, 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced a Request for Information (RFI) to seek public comments regarding rural maternal and infant health care.
Through CMS’ Office of Minority Health, the agency is seeking information related to opportunities to improve access, quality, and outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and to develop and refine programs and policies that ensure all rural women have access to high quality maternal health care that results in optimal health.
To review the RFI, please visit go.cms.gov/ruralhealth.
Responses to this RFI will be used to inform future discussions among stakeholders and future work by CMS toward the development and refinement of programs and policies that ensure rural women have access to high quality maternal health care that results in optimal health outcomes.
CMS encourages all stakeholders to review the RFI at go.cms.gov/ruralhealth and submit comments to RuralMaternalRFI@cms.hhs.gov. Comments will be collected starting Wednesday February 12 through Sunday, April 12 at 11:59pm ET.