This excerpt taken from the CNC 10-K filed Feb 24, 2006.
184.108.40.206 Perinatal Services
The HMOs perinatal health care services must ensure appropriate care is provided to women and infant Members of the HMO from the preconception period through the infants first year of life. The HMOs perinatal health care system must comply with the requirements of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 32 (the Maternal and Infant Health Improvement Act) and administrative rules codified at 25 T.A.C. Chapter 37, Subchapter M.
The HMO must have a perinatal health care system in place that, at a minimum, provides the following services:
The HMO must have a process to expedite scheduling a prenatal appointment for an obstetrical exam for a TP40 Member no later than two weeks after receiving the daily Enrollment File verifying the Members enrollment into the HMO.
The HMO must have procedures in place to contact and assist a pregnant/delivering Member in selecting a PCP for her baby either before the birth or as soon as the baby is born.
The HMO must provide inpatient care and professional services relating to labor and delivery for its pregnant/delivering Members, and neonatal care for its newborn Members at the time of delivery and for up to 48 hours following an uncomplicated vaginal delivery and 96 hours following an uncomplicated Caesarian delivery.