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Covered California will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections
Modern Healthcare

Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections in an effort to reduce the overall number of medically unnecessary cesarean births, which can be costly and carry higher risks for mother and baby.Under terms of its newest contract, Covered California will require insurers on its exchange to exclude hospitals with a C-section rate above 23.9%. Insurers will have to document rationale for doing business with hospitals that carry a C-section rate above 23.9%.

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