New Maternal Levels of Care in Texas | OBHG

Texas joins a handful of other states, including Indiana, Arizona, and Maryland in adopting maternal care designations. While the ACOG consensus statement defines five designations, ranging from Birth Center to Level I (Basic Care) to Level IV, Texas law designates four levels of maternal care. It combines Birthing Center care and Level I designation.

Dr. Marc Zepeda, OBHG site director at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney, suggests three ways hospital leadership can prepare for the new maternal care levels.

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