The New Baby, New Life program is a comprehensive proactive case management and care coordination program for all expectant mothers and their newborns. All identified pregnant patients are automatically included in the program. It offers:
This program helps us to identify and support pregnant women as early in their pregnancies as possible. Once pregnant members are identified, we act quickly to assess any obstetrical risk and ensure appropriate levels of care and case management services to mitigate risk.
Please note that Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) requires notification of pregnancy after the first prenatal visit and notification of delivery following birth.
We also encourage providers to complete the Maternity Module in Availity:
After submitting your answer, you’ll be taken to the member’s benefits page. A Maternity Module will now be available for this member in the Payer Spaces section of Availity.
If you would like more information about the New Baby, New Life program or have a patient who would benefit from case management, please call Provider Services:
Los Angeles County
All Other California Counties
Lactation management aids are covered by Anthem for Medi-Cal members. Three lactation aid devices are available:
For instructions on how to place an order for a breast pump, please see the Breastfeeding Support PDF.
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are on the rise and are of particular concern in women of childbearing age who are or may become pregnant. OB providers have a unique opportunity to help break the pattern of opioid misuse, thus avoiding health consequences for both mother and child. The important steps in this practice are to identify, treat, and/or refer to treatment women who are using/abusing unhealthy substances. Anthem is here to support providers, pregnant members and their little ones on the way.
If you would like more information about the OB Case Management program or have a patient who would benefit from case management, call Provider Services: