Improving Hospital Discharge Procedures and Follow-up Care of Premature Infants

Improving Hospital Discharge Procedures and Follow-up Care of Premature Infants SSL Draft

Summary:

This Act directs the state Medicaid Program and Children‘s Health Insurance Program to improve discharge and follow-up care for infants born in hospitals and who are born earlier than thirty-seven weeks gestational age. The Act directs the state Medicaid Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program to use guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Neonatal Outcomes Improvement Project to implement programs to improve such processes. The goal is to ensure standardized and coordinated processes are followed when such infants leave the hospital.

Submitted as:
Mississippi
HB 1449

Status: Enacted into law in 2009.

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