CE Credit

Reducing Non-Medically Necessary Deliveries Before 39 Weeks

Welcome to the training on Reducing Non-Medically Necessary Deliveries Before 39 Weeks provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip health-care providers to promote maternal and child health by implementing policies and procedures that reduce non-medically necessary deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. 

This module is part of the state’s outreach to encourage collaboration between primary care providers and birth facilities and increase understanding of Texas Medicaid reimbursement criteria for delivery of babies before 39 weeks of gestation.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals who care for women who are pregnant or who may be become pregnant.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Examine factors contributing to non-medically necessary deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation and the clinical consequences of early elective deliveries. 
  2. Summarize a process for determining and documenting medical necessity for newborn deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. 
  3. Employ practices to educate patients and families about the importance of 39-week minimum gestation.

Please note this module expires on 4/5/2021.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Mayo Clinic, and the National Library of Medicine.