Doulas, with their specialized training in providing emotional, physical, and educational support during childbirth, are becoming increasingly integral in modern maternity care. For hospitals navigating the intricacies of capitated contracts—where fixed payments are made irrespective of services rendered—the role of a doula presents a compelling financial argument. Evidence suggests that doula-assisted births may lead to fewer medical interventions, shorter labor durations, and reduced postpartum complications. These reductions not only enhance the childbirth experience for mothers but also translate into tangible cost savings for hospitals. In an era where patient satisfaction is paramount and efficiency is sought, the integration of doulas in the childbirth process is both a qualitative and quantitative win for healthcare.
Carenodes contracts with physicians, facilities and other health care professionals to form our provider networks, which are essential for delivering quality, accessible and cost-effective health care services. In partnership with providers (medical and non-medical, behavioral, primary, substance abuse, and others), we have developed (and are growing) community-wide coalition efforts geared towards addressing larger systemic health, infrastructure or social determinant issues with a large impact on health.