May 21, 2024
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • Delaware will test a Medicaid program allowing delivery of meals and diapers to postpartum enrollees for three months after giving birth. The pilot program approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday is the latest effort to expand coverage of social supports aimed at improving the health of Medicaid beneficiaries. Low-income postpartum enrollees in Delaware can get coverage for two home-delivered mails daily, up to 80 diapers per week, and up to one pack of baby wipes. In its application to CMS, Delaware noted that an earlier version of the program piloted with just state funds helped address maternal and infant health disparities. (Article here)