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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...
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By now, you should be aware that H.R. 1209, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act has successfully passed through a key step in the House - a subcommittee hearing.  During the hearing, ACNM President, Ginger Breedlove, PhD, testified on behalf of our bill...
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The Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 466/H.R. 4695) has been reintroduced this congress in the Senate and now in the House as well. This important bill would require HHS to review existing maternal and newborn care quality measures, fund development of measures...
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State Issues
Important bills which could free CNMs to practice independently in Louisiana have been introduced in both branches of the state legislature.  SB 187 and HB 620 provide for expemption from a written collaborative agreement for all APRNs who have at least 250 hours in...
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