Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-78.30 - Birth centers

Payment will be made for prenatal, delivery, and postnatal services.

(1) Risk assessment. Risk assessment, using Form 470-2942, Medicaid Prenatal Risk Assessment, shall be completed at the initial visit during a Medicaid member's pregnancy.
a. If the risk assessment reflects a low-risk pregnancy, the assessment shall be completed again at approximately the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy.
b. If the risk assessment reflects a high-risk pregnancy, referral shall be made for enhanced services. (See description of enhanced services at subrule 78.25(3).)
(2) Vaccines. In order to be paid for the administration of a vaccine covered under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a birth center must enroll in the VFC program. Payment for the vaccine will be approved only if the VFC program stock has been depleted.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 249A.4.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-78.30
ARC 0065C, lAB 4/4/12, effective 6/1/12

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