December 7, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Nurse-Family Partnership Program

Nurse-Family Partnership Program

The Alabama Medicaid Agency will be requesting CMS approval for statewide coverage of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) related services to be effective January 1, 2022. NFP has been available to Alabama families since 2008 through a grant by Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. There are currently three providers serving nine counties: Tuscaloosa (NFP Easter Seals of West AL); Jefferson, Walker and Fayette (NFP of Central Alabama); and Autauga, Elmore, Macon, Montgomery, and Russell (Gift of Life NFP).

NFP is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program that provides prenatal, postpartum and infant home visiting services until the child reaches age two. Eligibility criteria for these services include Medicaid eligible women who are first-time mothers and/or have a high-risk pregnancy. High-risk pregnancy includes consideration of the mother’s age (less than 17 and older than 35), previous negative pregnancy outcomes, and those with existing medical conditions prior to becoming pregnant (e.g., high blood pressure, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases). The goals of the program include improved health outcomes for mother and child, decreased total Medicaid expenditures among families who receive NFP services, increased healthy spacing between births to 24 months, and reduced infant and maternal mortality.

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