PPC: Prenatal and Postpartum Care: Prenatal Care (GC-21)
Notes on Methodology
- The target trendline in the graph above represents an accepted national benchmark percentile for Medicaid programs across the country. In 2020 (for measurement year 2019) we modified the value shown to demonstrate a target based on our actual performance. For this measure, the target is the 25th national percentile.
- The annual reported rate captures activity during the previous calendar year.
- This is a Healthcare Effectiveness & Data Information Set (HEDIS) hybrid measure.
Story Behind the Curve
This measure looks at the percentage of deliveries of live births on or between October 8 of the year prior to the measuremernt year and October 7 of the measurement year. For these women, the measure assesses the following facets of prenatal and postpartum care:
- Timeliness of Prenatal Care: The percentage of deliveries that received a prenatal care visit in the first trimester, on or before the enrollment start date or within 42 days of enrollment in the organization.
Last updated: September 2021