Maternity Care: Postpartum Tip Sheet
The percentage of members who receive a postpartum visit on or between 7 and 84 days after delivery.
Incentives will be paid to the linked PCP on an annual basis, following the end of quarter 4. For additional information refer to the 2021 CBI Technical Specifications.
The documentation must include a note from an OB/GYN practitioner or midwife, family practitioner or other PCP on or between 7 and 84 days after delivery. The documentation should indicate date of postpartum visit and one of the following:
- Pelvic exam
- Evaluation of weight, BP, breasts and abdomen
- Notation of postpartum care, such as:
- Notation of “postpartum care”, “PP care”, “PP check”, “6-week check”
- A preprinted filled “Postpartum Care” form
- Perineal or cesarean incision/wound check
- Screening for depression, anxiety, tobacco use, substance use disorder or preexisting mental health disorders
- Glucose screening for women with gestational diabetes
- Documentation of breastfeeding or infant care; sleep/fatigue; resumption of exercise or healthy weight; intercourse or family planning
- Clinicians providing antenatal care should actively engage families in their care and identify the health care professionals who will comprise the postpartum care team for the woman and baby.
- Formulate post-partum care plan during pregnancy and identify which healthcare providers will provide care for the woman and infant.
- At discharge from maternity care, provide the member written contact information for post-partum care team and instructions on timing of follow-up post-partum care.
- Provide a comprehensive post-partum visit within 6-weeks of delivery; which should include a full assessment of physical, social and psychological well-being.
- Discuss and provide contraceptives, if desired.
- As a continuum of postpartum care, all women of reproductive age who have been pregnant, regardless of the outcome of their pregnancies (i.e. miscarriage, abortion, preterm, full-term delivery), should receive interpregnancy care. Interpregnancy care is defined as care provided to women of childbearing age who are between pregnancies with the goal of improving outcomes for women and infants not just between pregnancies and during subsequent pregnancies, but also along her life. Initial components are shared amongst postpartum care guidelines for interpregnancy care include:
- Reproductive Life Planning
- Screening for depression
- Managing diabetes or hypertension
- Education about future health
- Plans for long-term medical care¹