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Medicaid Home Births Coming in December, but Not for CCOs

The state plans to adopt an uneasy compromise that will carve out the pregnancy benefit package for women that will be delivered outside of the coordinated care organization program. Finding a permanent fix for such care by CCOs may take further legislation and will likely be an issue in the 2015 session.

Oregon women who receive care through the Oregon Health Plan should get the chance to receive the services of a midwife for normal childbirths starting this winter, but their care will take place outside the coordinated care organizations for the foreseeable future.

Bill Lets Women Take Placenta Home with Baby

The Lund Report
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer has sponsored HB 2612, which would let mothers legally remove a placenta from the hospital for cultural purposes.

 

May 1, 2013 — The placenta is what separates us from the marsupials. The organ connects a fetus to a mother’s uterine wall and allows for the exchange of nutrients and waste for the developing baby.

Midwife Bill Clears Health Committee, Requires License

The Lund Report
Exemptions to the law will remain for traditional cultures, while midwives without a license will be prohibited from advertising their services under an amended bill struck by Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland

Editor's Note: This bill has been corrected from its earlier version.

April 15, 2013 — The House Health Committee passed a direct midwife licensing bill, deciding to prohibit people from advertising midwifery services without a license.

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