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HEDIS®* Timeliness of Prenatal** and Postpartum Care, by Payer, 2003-2008

Percent of Women:

  • Increased slightly for those receiving prenatal care through a commercial payer.
  • Decreased and then increased slightly for those receiving prenatal care through Medicaid.
  • Increased slightly for those receiving postpartum care through a commercial payer.
  • Increased steadily for those receiving postpartum care through Medicaid.

HEDIS Timeliness of Prenatal and Postpartum Care, by Payer, 2003-2008
Year Percent of Women
Prenatal Postpartum
Commercial Medicaid Commercial Medicaid

*Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set is a registered trademark of NCQA.
**The percentage of pregnant women who received a prenatal care visit in either the first trimester or within 42 days of enrollment.
The percentage of women who had a postpartum visit on or between 21 and 56 days after delivery.

Source III.6: National Committee for Quality Assurance

2003 89.4 76.5 80.3 55.3
2008 92.4 81.9 82.8 62.7

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