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Federal Issues
S. 737, recently introduced in the U.S. Senate will ensure that Medicaid payment for primary care services is at least equal to that of Medicare for the two year period after passage of the bill.  There are only two states in the country where Medicaid primary care... [+] more
On March 5, bi-partisan legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate that would require the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to identify areas of the country experiencing a shortage of full scope maternity care providers or of hospital or... [+] more
State Issues
Connecticut's Senate recently passed SB 1028, a bill which will expand the statute of limitations for malpractice claims against physicians, surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, hospitals or sanatoriums.  CNMs working in hospitals would be impacted by this... [+] more
As many of you know, Connecticut's legislature recently entertained the possibility of cutting Medicaid reimbursement for obstetric services by an average of approximately 22%.  As a result of advocacy efforts by providers and patients, including ACNM members and our... [+] more
We've worked with Connecticut's legislators to reduce what would have been a 22% cut in Medicaid payments to 12%, which while not ideal is better than the alternative.  Now we need to encourage Governor Malloy to work to make this cut temporary.
On April 1st, the State of Connecticut drastically cut Medicaid payments to obstetric providers, which threatens to limit access to care in our state. On average, rates for obstetric services are being cut by 24%. As a result, many practitioners can no longer... [+] more
On April 1st, the State of Connecticut drastically cut Medicaid payments to obstetric providers, which threatens to limit access to care in our state.  On average, rates for obstetric services are being cut by 24%. As a result, many practitioners can no longer accept... [+] more
AB 1306 will remove the existing requirement that CNMs enter into a supervisory relationship with a physician in order to practice in California.  Currently, California is one of only six states in the entire country that continues to require such a relationship... [+] more
HB421 will improve things for CNMs in Illinois by removing the requirement for a written collaborative agreement with a physician. Take Action today by writing your legislators and asking them to support this important bill.   We've pre-written a letter for you,... [+] more
Michigan's legislature is currently considering legislation (S.68) that will define rigorous educational and certification requirements, provide a defined scope of practice, and create a mechanism to allow advanced practice nurses to function to the full extent of... [+] more
Florida's House is currently considering a bill to provide APRNs - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse-Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists- with full practice authority.  The bill would remove the requirement that Certified Nurse-Midwives practice under... [+] more
Legislation  (H.3508) introduced in South Carolina's House as a countermeasure to the APRN legislation will take APRN's backward.  It will increase and strengthen the current practice restrictions that have arguably contributed to our existing health... [+] more
  Florida's Senate is currently considering a bill to provide APRNs - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists- with full precriptive authority.  The passage of this bill will allow Nurse Practitioners to write... [+] more
As you have probably heard by now, Illinois APNs successfully advocated for the introduction of a bill in Springfield that would amend the Nurse Practice Act to grant Full Practice Authority to APNs in our state.  In short, it will eliminate the requirement for a... [+] more
Kansas' House and Senate are considering bills to provide APRNS - Nurse Practitioners, Nurse-midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - with full practice authority.  This bill would remove the requirement that CNMs practice under a written collaborative... [+] more
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