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September 14 2017

ProHealth Care provides maternity care for GE employees under bundled payment program

ProHealth Care and General Electric are collaborating on an innovative bundled payment program, Maternity Care Select, that provides comprehensive maternity care for eligible GE members.

This program bundles all associated routine services for a maternity “episode of care,” covering the eligible mother and baby for prenatal care through delivery for a pre-determined price. The program encourages providers to collaborate to deliver efficient, quality care and prevent complications and readmissions.  

The new GE Maternity Care Select Program with ProHealth Care aims to provide an exceptional experience for participating GE members and guide them through each stage of pregnancy and delivery. Initial GE member interest has been high since the program was announced, with 12 babies delivered since the program launched this spring.

“Large employers are increasingly seeking innovative options to help control costs and improve quality for their employees,” said Peter Bacon, chief business development officer for ProHealth Care. “We’re pleased that GE looked at our performance and selected ProHealth to be its Maternity Care Select provider in southeastern Wisconsin.”

The GE program is for maternity care provided at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital and ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and by physicians in ProHealth Solutions, ProHealth’s accountable care organization.

Under the program, a ProHealth maternity nurse serves as the central point of contact for pregnant women, acting as a concierge or navigator. The maternity nurse streamlines care, helping patients: 

  • Select an obstetrics health care provider.

  • Register for maternity education classes.

  • Connect with health care and community resources.

The program includes comprehensive health education classes and events to help prepare women for the stages of pregnancy and labor and delivery. Additional ProHealth educational programs are available to help parents plan for daily life after their baby comes home, including breastfeeding classes and support groups, car seat safety checks and sibling classes.

Bacon said ProHealth is pursuing similar opportunities with other employers throughout the area, helping employers better control health care costs and improve the quality of care for employees.

Together, Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital deliver more babies than all other Waukesha County hospitals combined. In addition, the Waukesha Memorial neonatal intensive care unit is the only level III neonatal intensive care unit in Waukesha County, which is the highest level of neonatal care available in the county. Babies born at Oconomowoc Memorial who unexpectedly require advanced care can be immediately transported to Waukesha Memorial via a specially equipped ambulance staffed by neonatal care professionals.

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