When: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
The Strong Start initiative is an initiative to reduce preterm births and early elective deliveries while improving outcomes for newborns and pregnant women.
As part of the Strong Start initiative, CMS released a funding opportunity announcement to reduce the frequency of premature births – medically defined as less than 37 weeks of gestation – among pregnant beneficiaries at-risk for preterm births. Under this initiative, the Innovation Center will award up to $43 million through a competitive process to providers, States, managed care plans, and conveners to achieve better care, improved health, and lower costs for these women and their newborns.
CMS Innovation Center and Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will be hosting a webinar that will discuss how applicants can prepare their budget for the Strong Start Medicaid funding opportunity.