Truven Health Analytics. 2013. The cost of having a baby in the United States. New York, NY: Childbirth Connection, 84 pp., exec. summ. (5 pp.).
Annotation: This study examines and compares payments made to hospitals, clinicians, and other service providers for maternal and newborn care, including the costs associated with specific services according to source of payment. The study analyzes charges and payments made in states across the country and presents average costs for cesarian and vaginal births, neonatal intensive care services, and costs associated with laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, anesthesiology, and other services. Included are detailed comparisons of costs based on the source of payment (whether Medicaid, an employee-sponsored commercial insurer, a second insurer such as a union, or out-of-pocket) and the amounts billed, the amounts approved, and the amounts paid by individuals. Key findings are summarized in tables, which include data from selected states. Also provided are lists of top medical diagnoses of newborns admitted to Neonatal Care Units.
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Keywords: Childbirth, Comparative analysis, Costs, Health care costs, Hospitalization, Maternal health services, Neonatal intensive care, Newborn infants, Research, Statistics