Slide 22: Ohio Medicaid

Director's Update

Director's Update Slides from the July 2012 National Advisory Council

Slide 22: Ohio Medicaid

  • AHRQ's "Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Induction of Labor" and Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network:
    • Found increase in Cesarean deliveries when labor is induced vs. spontaneous.
    • Based on AHRQ report, Medicaid program reduced labor inductions without clear medical indications in near-term infants by 40% over 18 months.
    • Prevented nearly 200 neonatal intensive care unit admissions.

Image: A photograph shows an infant grasping the finger of an adult's hand.

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Page last reviewed August 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 22: Ohio Medicaid: Director's Update. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/clancy/clancy0713sl22.html