MO HealthNet Plans Create New Transportation Policies to Help Moms
FLOURISH continues to address transportation barriers for pregnant women and families. In our region, more than 20 percent of households don’t own a car, and more than one-third of our residents do not live near a public transit stop. Unreliable transportation leads to a lack of regular medical care and missed appointments – which can be a serious risk for both mom and baby during pregnancy.
Over the past year, we have been working with all three MO HealthNet plans – Home State Health, MissouriCare and United HealthCare – which provide Medicaid-funded non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to pregnant and postpartum women. Recently, these organizations agreed to new policies that will make it easier and safer for pregnant and new moms to get to the doctor.
Helping pregnant and postpartum women access medical care in a timely matter will help reduce maternal and infant mortality, and improve overall health outcomes. For more information about accessing transportation services for pregnant women and children.
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