November 8th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began displaying the Birthing-Friendly icon on CMS’s online tool, Care Compare. This new designation identifies hospitals and health systems that participate in a statewide or national perinatal quality improvement program and that implement evidence-based care to improve maternal health. Along with the Care Compare tool, the public can use an interactive map to find the Birthing-Friendly designation at a hospital or health system nearby. With growing closures of obstetric units in rural hospitals, finding high quality care in rural areas has become increasingly important.
Read the full article here: Biden-Harris Administration Launches ‘Birthing-Friendly’ Designation on Web-Based Care Compare Tool