MANASQUAN NJ USA – September 14, 2005: The value of maternity disease management programs can have a significant impact on containing healthcare costs and improving outcomes by reducing the number of pre-term deliveries. According to recent statistics from the March of Dimes, one in every eight babies born in the United States is born prematurely and in their first year of life, premature babies cost employers nearly 15 times more than full-term babies, with an average cost of $41,610 vs. $2,830.
In addition, about 10 percent of new mothers experience postpartum depression, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The associated feelings, such as sadness, anxiety and restlessness, can be so strong that they interfere with daily tasks. Postpartum depression can occur at any time within about the first six months after giving birth. If left untreated, it can last up to a year or longer.
Maternity Disease Management: Assessments, Guidelines and Monitoring To Meet Positive Expectations, an October 5, 2005 audio conference, will examine case studies of maternity management programs, including pre- and post-natal assessments, care guidelines, monitoring techniques and outcomes.
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During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Christy L. Beaudin, PHD, LCSW, CPHQ, corporate director of quality improvement at PacifiCare Behavioral Health and Joseph Stankaitis, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at Monroe Plan for Medical Care will provide case studies of their maternity management programs. You will get details on:
- How to identify members at risk for high-risk pregnancies;
- How to reduce pre-term births;
- How to conduct evaluations to identify mothers suffering from post-partum depression;
- Outreach programs that work;
- Incentivizing participation in the maternity management program;
- Program results; and
- Partnering with OB-GYNs.
The audio conference will be held on October 5, 2005 at 1:30 pm Eastern time.
Can't make the scheduled date and time of the conference? See the "On-Demand" or CD-ROM options described
You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel
expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.
Your registration fee covers one telephone line from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you
wish - there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.
Train your entire department for one low price!
Who Will Benefit?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors.