Steve Calvin M.D. on pregnancy care, health care reform, and innovation

At the Minnesota Health Action Group Meeting

The Minnesota Health Action Group (MNHAG) brings together employers, payers and providers to find innovative patient-focused solutions to the many problems in our current healthcare system. A couple of years ago Carolyn Pare, MNHAG Executive Director, invited us to be part of the organization’s comprehensive study of the maternity care system in Minnesota.   A great deal of good came from that effort.   Today we were invited to address the MNHAG 9th Employer Leadership Summit on the topic of bundled payment for maternity care.   My colleague Tricia Balazovic, who keeps the Minnesota Birth operating and who is a major developer of the BirthBundle, is joining me in presenting the compelling case for improving care by bundling payment.  The program brochure is at: http://mnhealthactiongroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016Agenda_Print_FINAL.pdf