Pregnancy

Are You Pregnant? Tell Us Right Away!

All you need to do is complete a Notification of Pregnancy survey. You will get a special thank you gift for completing the survey. Get started:

  • Sign into your Member Portal account and then fill out the Notification of Pregnancy form.
  • Or, call an OB Nurse at 1-877-647-4848, Extension 20309 to complete it over the phone.

Pregnant HIP members’ benefits change so that:

  • You will not pay a monthly POWER Account contribution (PAC) while pregnant.
  • You will not have copays for healthcare services while pregnant.
  • You get additional benefits, including transportation to and from your doctor visits, chiropractic services and Medicaid Rehabilitation Option (MRO services) while pregnant.
  • You could also qualify for an additional $85 dollars of CentAccount rewards.

These extra benefits make it easier to see your doctor so you can get important prenatal (pregnancy) care. These services will begin the first day of the month after you’ve reported your pregnancy to MHS and the DFR.

Pregnancy benefits will end 60 days after your pregnancy ends. To avoid a gap in coverage, please tell MHS and the DFR as soon as your pregnancy ends. Login to your portal account to complete your “End of Pregnancy” form. 

How We Help

We want to help you have a healthy pregnancy. We will send you small gifts, books and brochures that will help you have a healthy pregnancy. We can also invite you to events that may be in your area, such as an MHS Baby Shower. And, if you have special health needs during your pregnancy, we can match you up with an MHS Care Manager.

Be sure to let MHS and the DFR know as soon as you become pregnant. Click here for more information about coverage during pregnancy.

At MHS, we care about your health and the health of your baby. We have programs for HIP members who are pregnant or have just had a baby. By joining these programs, you will be eligible for more CentAccount rewards.

MHS Care Managers will talk to you and suggest the program that is right for you based on your medical history and your doctor’s care plan. To enroll in any of these programs, look for information in the mail or call 1-877-647-4848.

Start Smart for Your Baby

Start Smart for Your Baby (Start Smart) is our special program for women who are pregnant. We want to help you take care of yourself and your child throughout your pregnancy. Information will be given by mail and telephone. Our Start Smart staff can answer questions and give you support if you are having a problem. We can even arrange for a home visit, if needed.

MHS Special Deliveries

This program is for women who have previously had complicated pregnancies. And, for women who have delivered pre-term babies. We will match you with a Registered Nurse with high risk obstetrical experience who can educate and support you throughout your pregnancy. The nurse will work with you and your doctor to develop a plan of care to help prevent or treat complications you may have with your pregnancy.

  • 17P (alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate)
    MHS offers 17P to qualifying members with a history of preterm delivery. This is a drug to aid in the prevention of another preterm delivery. If you might benefit from 17P, we will contact your doctor to discuss this option.

First Year of Life

The MHS First Year of Life Program is designed to help guide members through all the medical milestones needed to keep their babies healthy and thriving. Join this free program and we can help you. We will provide you with a Pediatric Nurse who can be your main point of contact and will work with you for the first year of your baby’s life. He or she will call you when it’s time for your baby to see the doctor or get shots, answer questions you have about your benefits, and much more!