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Organization Letter

In July 2020, the Child and Adult Core Set Annual Review Stakeholder WorkGroup (“the Workgroup”) met to assess the Core Set of performance measurements used by Medicaid and CHIP (The Children’s Health Insurance Program).

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION – The Workgroup recommended adding a measure to evaluate whether women were screened and/or treated for postpartum depression.

PRENATAL DEPRESSION – However, the Workgroup recommended against adding a measure to evaluate whether women were screened and/or treated for depression during pregnancy.

MMHLA applauds the recommendation to measure screening during the POSTPARTUM period and strongly encourages the Workgroup to recommend adding screening during the PRENATAL period as soon as possible.

MMHLA has submitted COMMENTS for the Workgroup’s consideration and has also signed on to an ORGANIZATION LETTER drafted by 2020Mom.