Friday, June 24, 2022

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...

Kansas Achieves Full Practice Authority for Certified Nurse-Midwives

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...

2022 Women’s History Month Recap

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...

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

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...

Midwives-PAC Update

The Midwives PAC, the fundraising arm of ACNM’s national advocacy efforts, is hard at work serving ACNM members! We are thrilled to be in-person for ACNM Annual Meeting in Chicago AND the PAC Rally!...

CMS Update

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...