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Maternal Health Data and Quality Measures, Task Force on

  • Description: The Task Force on Maternal Health Data and Quality Measures is established for the purpose of evaluating maternal health data collection processes to guide policies in the Commonwealth to improve maternal care, quality, and outcomes for all birthing people in the Commonwealth. The Task Force is required to monitor progress and evaluate all data from state-level stakeholders, including third-party payers, and all available electronic claims data to examine quality of care with regard to race, ethnicity, and other demographic and clinical outcome data; monitor progress and evaluate all data from existing state-level sources mandated for maternal care, including new Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measure updates to Prenatal and Postpartum Care and Postpartum Depression; examine the barriers preventing the collection and reporting of timely maternal health data from all stakeholders, including payers; examine current maternal health benefit requirements and determine the need for additional benefits to protect the health of birthing people; evaluate the impact of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) screening on pregnant women and its impact on outcomes data; collect and analyze data one year after delivery; and develop recommendations for standard quality metrics on maternal care.
  • Report Date: Annually; December 1
  • Expiration Date: December 1, 2023
  • Staff Contact:

    State Health Commissioner

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Charniele L. Herring
The Honorable Shelly A. Simonds
The Honorable Candi Mundon King
Vacancy (Adams, The Honorable Dawn M.) Speaker of the House  
Vacancy (Kory, The Honorable Kaye) Speaker of the House  
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Mamie E. Locke
The Honorable Emily M. Jordan
The Honorable Jennifer D. Carroll Foy
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Cheryl Roberts Director, Department of Medical Assistance Services
Shannon Pursell Executive Director, Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative
Michael Lundberg Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Health Information
Director Office of Health Equity, Department of Health
Additional Members: The State Health Commissioner is to appoint additional members to the task force as he deems appropriate, including two individuals who are licensed obstetricians or gynecologists practicing in the Commonwealth; two individuals who are licensed nurse practitioners or registered nurses who work in the area of maternal health in the Commonwealth; two experts in postpartum care and depression in the Commonwealth, ensuring regional representation; at least one individual who is an expert in maternal health data collection processes; four representatives from organizations or groups in the Commonwealth that specialize in serving vulnerable populations and improving equity and outcomes in maternal health; individuals who are licensed in neonatal and premature infant care and nutrition; a representative in maternal health from each of the health care payers in the Commonwealth; health care experts who serve underserved and minority populations in the Commonwealth; two members of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association; the Program Manager for the Maternal Mortality Review Team; and two certified nurse midwives, one certified midwife, and one certified professional midwife.

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 5 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 3 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 0
Max # Ex Officio: 4
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