Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Opinion: Reducing unexpected pregnancies would diminish rate of abortions

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“And the Winner is…” My own ‘Jane Roe’ story occurred early in my career as a Registered Nurse. I worked in a Labor and Delivery unit where abortions were performed. In 1975, the State of...

Kansas Achieves Full Practice Authority for Certified Nurse-Midwives

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Hip Hip Hooray! Join us in congratulating our Kansas ACNM Affiliate in becoming the 29th jurisdiction (28 states plus D.C.) to achieve FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY for Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). On Friday, April 15, 2022,...

CMS Update

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CMS Approves Postpartum Medicaid Expansion in Additional States The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey, and Illinois’ extension of Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months after pregnancy...

2022 Women’s History Month Recap

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The 2022 theme was "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." This theme is "both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the...

President Signs FY 2022 Budget Bill, Includes Funding Increase for Midwifery Education

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That’s a wrap! After several months of negotiation, Congress finally passed a $1.5 trillion spending bill funding the federal government through September 30, 2022. Signed by President Biden on March 15, the legislation includes...

ACNM Advocacy Update 03/10/2022

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ACNM State Advocacy Update 2022 has started with a flurry of legislative activity around midwifery, postpartum Medicaid expansion, abortion, preceptor tax credits and mandated implicit bias training.  ACNM is monitoring many midwifery-related bills, and we...

How Can ACNM Government Affairs Help In Your State?

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State legislative sessions are well underway and there are lots of opportunities to increase awareness of and access to midwifery in your community. ACNM Government Affairs is your partner in state advocacy efforts. When...

Raising Awareness for MOMS Act

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ACNM is reaching out to all members of the midwifery community for help in raising awareness of, and support for, the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act, H.R. 3352/S. 1697. To that end,...

On the Cusp of Change: A Vision for ACNM’s Future

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As we close the chapter of one year and move into the next, I am pleased to share with you my background and vision for leading the next stage of change for the American...

Announcing ACNM’s New CEO, Katrina Holland

The ACNM Board and CEO Search Committee are thrilled to announce that Katrina Holland, BA, CAE will be joining ACNM starting today as our new Chief Executive Officer. Katrina has more than 20 years of...