Perinatal Case Management (PSM):
This program assists any pregnant woman eligible for Medicaid in gaining access to needed medical, nutritional, social, educational and other services. The target group is pregnant women under the age of 21 and any other pregnant woman at risk for adverse outcomes. Case management is provided by registered nurses, with the assistance of LPNs and HSTs, both within the health department as well as in the client’s home. The Georgia Department of Medical Assistance sets specific guidelines for billing and participation. This program is currently offered through 11 counties.
Pregnancy Related Services (PRS):
This program helps to reduce infant mortality and maternal and infant morbidity by providing two types of home visits to Medicaid eligible clients. This program may only be provided if requested by the mother in the early post-partum period. The first 2 visits are postpartum related and provide the mother and infant with medical assessments and teaching. Case management assures access to services such as WIC, well child-care and maternal postpartum checks. The second 2 visits assess developmental status of the infant and teach the mother how to recognize illness and prevent accidents. Case management promotes immunizations and well child check-ups. The Georgia Department of Medical Assistance sets specific guidelines for billing and participation. This program is offered through 6 counties.
Babies Born Healthy (BBH):
This program promotes the delivery of healthy babies to indigent and uninsured or underinsured women who are not eligible for Medicaid based upon income and/or documentation of United States citizenship. Case management assures access to prenatal care, nutritional services and social services provided by various community partners. The district office and county clinics work with physicians and hospitals to provide these women with prenatal care including selected laboratory and ultrasound services. Funds are allocated through the state office and managed by the district office. Clients may access this program through the 10 main county health departments.