Perinatal Risk Assessment Form Requirements

Last update: October 16, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, New Jersey began enforcing new data reporting requirements as a condition of Medicaid payment for prenatal care. Under the new law, prenatal care providers must submit first visit and third trimester assessments through Perinatal Risk Assessments Plus (PRA Plus), accessed through PRA|SPECT, for all UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid Managed Care members. Care providers must submit the Perinatal Risk Assessment form electronically to PRA|SPECT at The forms must be submitted within one week after the member’s first visit and third trimester appointments. Care providers who fail to submit data for these patients through the PRA|SPECT system cannot be reimbursed for prenatal services.  

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