Friday, September 18, 2020

Eliminating the Racial Disparities Contributing to the Rise in U.S. Maternal Mortality: Perspectives from...

Download as a PDF Valuing the Lives of All Mothers As the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) continues recognition of the Year of the...

House Introduces Bipartisan BABIES Act

Earlier this week, Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to freestanding birth centers for women with low-risk pregnancies (i.e., uncomplicated singleton term pregnancies with a vertex presentation with an expected...

ACNM and the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) Celebrate Black History Month!

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of African American Midwives and their contributions that have shaped our nation. Join ACNM in recognizing the history and...

House Passes Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Dave Joyce (R-OH).  The legislation...

Redocumentation of Evaluation and Management Services No Longer Required for CNMs

On Friday, November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its CY 2020 final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The physician fee schedule dictates Medicare payment rates and policies...

Tips for a Great Global Health Experience

Emma Clark, third from left with members of the Ghana Midwives Association in Ghana.

ACNM Reaffirms Opposition of Removal of Legal Protections in Health Care Rights Law

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) reaffirms its strong opposition to efforts seeking to dismantle important legal protections afforded under the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act...

Notes from the Field: Malawi #1 (Global Understanding)

This column is the first of four from Malawi and illustrates one of the ACNM Global Health Competencies. If you are interested in submitting a Notes from the Field column, please read...

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Two Maternal Health Bills

This week the House Energy and Commerce Health Committee approved two bipartisan bills that seek to strengthen and improve maternal health access and outcomes.  Introduced by Reps. Engel (D-NY), Bucshon (R-IN)...

Global Outreach: Advancing Maternal Health in Small Communities Around the World

Global engagement is one of five strategic goals of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Ensuring women and newborns throughout the globe have access to high-quality, respectful health care is a steadfast priority. The...