Description: Report on the findings and recommendations of the work group convened to evaluate the potential costs and benefits, including potential reductions in maternal and infant mortality rates, of amending the state plan for medical assistance services to include a provision for the payment of medical assistance for antepartum, intrapartum, or postpartum services provided to a pregnant person or to a person who is up to one year postpartum for labor and delivery support by a certified doula and at least four visits during the antenatal period and at least seven visits during the postpartum period with a certified doula.
PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to § 4-8.01 of the 2020 Appropriation Act, the Office of the Governor has granted an extension date until June 1, 2021 for the delivery of the report mandated by Chapter 841, Enactment Clause 1., of the 2020 Acts of Assembly due to the demand on Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services staff resources posed by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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