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CoIIN: Interconception Care Medicaid Waiver

Interconception care is the time between the end of one pregnancy and the conception of the next pregnancy. This time period is a great opportunity for parents to address chronic disease and make healthy life style choices. The Alabama Medicaid Agency will be targeting eligible recipients who have had previous poor birth outcomes. This includes women who have experienced:

  • The delivery of a low birth weight infant (LBW) - an infant weighing less that 2500 grams.
  • The delivery of a very low birth weight infant (VLBW) - an infant weighing less than 1500 grams.
  • The delivery of a still born infant (20 weeks or greater gestation) - an infant born with no signs of life at delivery.
  • An infant death - the death of an infant before the child's first birthday.
  • The delivery of a preterm infant - an infant born at less than 37 weeks gestation.

The goal of interconception care is to improve the health of the mom by managing current health conditions which could improve birth outcomes of future pregnancies. In Alabama the focus is to increase the post-partum follow up visit rate from 85 percent to 87 percent. Alabama will work toward this goal by providing Case Management follow up services for the 25 percent of women who stay on Medicaid after 60 days post partum and have had an adverse pregnancy outcome so that they can become established with a primary provider to manage their health care needs.

Resources

Team Leaders

Melinda G. Rowe, MD, MBA/MPH
Assistant Medical Director Health Systems
Alabama Medicaid Office
501 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-5574
Fax: (334) 353-3010
Email

Janice Smiley, MSN, RN
State Perinatal Program Director
Alabama Dept. of Public Health
201 Monroe St., Suite 1352
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-2928
Fax: (334) 206-2983
Email

Team Members

Ramotalai Coker, MPH
Office of Minority Health
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5659
Email

Aimee Holland, DNP, WHNP, FNP, RD
Coordinator, UAB School of Nursing
Dual Adult Health/Women’s Health
Nurse Practitioner Program
1720 Second Avenue South
NB 528-B
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 996-9824
Cell: (205) 266-5040
Email

Saundra Ivey, MSN, RN - Gift of Life
Nursing Supervisor
Gift of Life Nurse-Family Partnership
Phone: (334) 273-7818
Email

Leigh Anne Minchew, DNP, RN WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
WHNP Track Coordinator-MSN & DNP Programs
University of South Alabama College of Nursing
5721 USA Drive North, Room 4046
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251) 445-9488
Fax: (251) 445-9493
Email

Robert Moon, MD
Chief Medical Officer and
Deputy Commissioner Health Systems
Alabama Medicaid Office
501 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-5619
Fax: (334) 242-0556
Email  

Allison Todd Northen
Administrative Director, Dept of OB/GYN
10223  WIC
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249-7333
Phone: (205) 934-1324
Fax: (205) 975-4375
Email

Julia Sosa - ADPH
Assistant Director Office of Minority Health
RSA Tower Suite 1040
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-3812
Fax: (334) 206-3869
Email

Wes Stubblefield, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Associates of Auburn
411B Opelika Rd.
Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 821-4766
Email

Tammie Yeldell, Research Analyst
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe St., Suite 1350
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5553
Email