FSSA has taken various actions to improve the number of healthy babies born to Medicaid mothers, the single most important priority for its Hoosier Healthwise program. The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) created a quality improvement committee composed of OMPP and community stakeholders. Based on the group’s efforts to identify barriers and propose solutions, Medicaid has moved forward with a plan to reduce smoking among pregnant women and has recently developed a single risk-assessment form to be used by providers to identify risk factors for complicated pregnancies early on. These stakeholders are working together to ensure women receive early prenatal care. Research has demonstrated that early prenatal care can reduce the risk of premature birth, low birth weight, and extended stays in the NICU..