High-Value Maternity Care in NY and NJ
Serious complications and deaths from childbirth are on the rise in the U.S., and women of color are disproportionately affected. Purchasers can take steps to improve outcomes for their employees.
The 32BJ Health Fund analyzed its own claims data to assess cost and quality variation for maternity care at hospitals in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region, and developed a high-value network for its 168,000 members in the region. The new network launches July 1.
Join us and learn:
- How 32BJ selected hospitals in its new network
- Variations that exist in quality and price for in-patient care
- How patients choose a hospital for delivery – focus group results
- What tools 32BJ is using to promote its new network among members
Sara Rothstein is the director of the health fund for the 32BJ Benefit Funds, the umbrella organization that administers health, training, pension, retirement savings and legal services benefits to Local 32BJ SEIU members. In this role, Sara manages comprehensive healthcare benefits for 32BJ members and their dependents. Sara is responsible for developing innovative plan designs that improve healthcare quality while also reducing the overall cost of benefits.
Prior to joining 32BJ Benefit Funds in 2016, Sara served as the director of policy and planning at New York State of Health, New York’s health insurance marketplace. Sara also worked at the Service Employees International Union for more than eight years where she analyzed financial, legislative and regulatory trends in the healthcare industry. Sara has a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.