Administration launches ‘Birthing-Friendly’ designation on web-based care compare tool

Nov. 14, 2023
User-friendly tool helps identify hospitals and health systems committed to providing high-quality maternity care.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin displaying the ‘Birthing-Friendly’ designation icon on CMS’s Care Compare online tool.

CMS created the new designation to identify hospitals and health systems that participate in a statewide or national perinatal quality improvement collaborative program and that implement evidence-based care to improve maternal health. The public can use the Care Compare tool — along with a complementary interactive map — to find a hospital or health system with the ‘Birthing-Friendly’ designation in their area.

HHS release