Indiana Medicaid to Stop Paying Early, Elective Childbirths

Indiana state officials are trying to decrease the risk of death or serious health issues in newborns.
Indiana state officials are trying to decrease the risk of death or serious health issues in newborns.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced a new Medicaid policy for early deliveries.

Starting July 1, Medicaid will not pay a hospital or physician for induced labor prior to 39 weeks unless a medical reason is provided.

It's part of the state's effort to improve infant mortality rate and the overall health of newborns.
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