World Down Syndrome Day: Celebrating their quality of life and what Down children bring to us

Posted by Kelly Follett, MD and Linda Watt RN, MSN, CCM on March 19, 2021 at 8:41 AM

ProgenyHealth joins the United Nations and other organizations to promote, improve, and celebrate the quality of life of Down syndrome individuals.

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Are You Ready for the Storm?

Posted by ProgenyHealth on March 3, 2021 at 8:17 PM

Like a perfect storm brewing on the horizon, new studies expect state budgets to be hammered by growing Medicaid enrollment, rising health inequities, and unmanaged Social Determinants of Health.

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February is Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on February 24, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Learn How to Prevent Transmitting Infections from Mother to Infant

According to research, up to 24% of stillbirths in developed countries result from infection[1] – and up to 50% in developing countries.[2]

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Postpartum Medicaid Benefits: A Path to Long-Term Health

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on January 27, 2021 at 9:31 AM

As states wrestle with COVID-19-related state budget deficits, Medicaid may soon find itself in the crosshairs. While the short-term impact on adult health is significant, the long-term consequences for children are even greater. Medicaid cuts could negatively impact a child over their lifetime – not only for their health but in areas of disability, education, and financial security.

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In 2021, Five Health Trends to Watch

Posted by ProgenyHealth on January 12, 2021 at 9:21 AM

In 2021, our healthcare system will face tremendous challenges but achieve promising breakthroughs. These shifts will profoundly affect the NICU families and clients we serve.

Learn more about how these five leading trends will impact your business in our 2021 brief:

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Should You Leverage a Specialized Partner?

Posted by Ann Kent on December 17, 2020 at 1:25 PM


Six reasons to let experts manage your NICU Care Management

Health plans increasingly outsource processes and programs to specialized partners to improve care, streamline administrative processes, establish accreditation credentials, and expand access to care coordination. Year over year, business process outsourcing by health plans has grown 22 percent.1

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National Prematurity Awareness Month: Celebrating Successes from a Few of Our Own

Posted by ProgenyHealth on November 10, 2020 at 5:11 PM

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month – a time to recognize the 1 in 10 babies who are born preterm – nearly 400,000 babies each year in the United States.

Even though premature babies miss out on some of the growth and development that happens in the final weeks of gestation, advances in medical science and care support increase the odds that they will live full, productive, and healthy lives.

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Maintaining Routine Vaccinations and Healthcare for Kids During COVID-19

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on November 6, 2020 at 3:37 PM

According to CMS, routine medical care for low-income children declined sharply during the March to May shutdown – a trend that could cause long-term harm if not reversed. The agency found that vaccinations, screening for childhood diseases, visits to the dentist, and even mental health had plummeted.

Even though school and business activity are slowly returning to normal, healthcare schedules do not show the anticipated uptick after such a shutdown.

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2020

Posted by Linda Watt on August 13, 2020 at 1:21 PM

Every year, the recognition of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month1 seeks to educate moms on the importance of breastfeeding, and empowering them to commit to breastfeeding their children – a practice the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says improves the health and wellbeing of both mother and baby. At ProgenyHealth, we recognize the critical role that proper breastfeeding education and support plays in the lives of our NICU families. Our case managers are dedicated to ensuring that our moms have the proper connections to resources, education, and supplies for breastfeeding and nutrition.

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Mitigating Medicaid Costs During Surging Enrollment: COVID-19 Impact

Posted by Ann Kent on July 28, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Despite the gradual reopening of the economy, over 21 million Americans are still unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as states reopen, millions of people who have lost their employer-sponsored health coverage are turning to Medicaid.

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