Saturday, September 25, 2021

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...

Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

The following is a joint statement between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists | American Academy of Family Physicians | American Academy of PAs | American Academy of Pediatrics | American...

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...

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...

Midwives for Universal Healthcare: Activism for a more Equitable Healthcare System

Midwives for Universal Healthcare (MUH) is a group of activist midwives, midwifery students, and birthworkers that formed organically in 2018 following an impassioned plea from founding member Susan Kamin on ACNM Connect....

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)...

Advocating for Midwifery: Addressing Systemic Racism Through Policy and Advocacy

The “Advocating for Midwifery: Addressing Systemic Racism Through Policy and Advocacy” session at ACNM’s 66th Annual Meeting will offer a comprehensive update on ACNM’s policy agenda and advocacy work for the 117th session...

Failing Mothers of Color – Yet Again!

The COVID-19 crisis adds a new dimension to the maternal mortality crisis for New Yorkers. In New York City, Black women are eight times more likely to die of causes related to...