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a. No provider shall be approved for reimbursement by the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services under Medicaid for a non-medically indicated early elective delivery performed at a hospital on a pregnant woman earlier than the 39th week of gestation on or after the ten-month period following the effective date of this section. 1 During the ten-month period following the effective date of this section, the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services shall provide accessible educational materials to inform pregnant women, their support networks, and Medicaid providers about the risks of non-medically indicated early elective delivery.
b. As used in this section:
“Medicaid” means the Medicaid program established pursuant to P.L.1968, c. 413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.).
“Non-medically indicated early elective delivery” means the artificial start of the birth process through medical interventions or other methods, also known as labor induction, or the surgical delivery of a baby via a cesarean section for purposes or reasons that are not fully consistent with established standards of clinical care as provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 4D-6.10 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-30-institutions-and-agencies/nj-st-sect-30-4d-6-10/
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