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Federal Issues
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... [+] more
Current Medicare policy makes payment to teaching physicians for the services of interns/residents they oversee, but is silent with regard to how to reimburse CNMs who act as instructors for interns/residents or student midwives.  This leaves teaching CNMs in legal... [+] more
This alert is set up to facilitate phone calls to key representatives to encourage original cosponsorship of the Maternity Providers Educaiton Act.  ACNM has established a separate alert used to send emails to these same legislators.  If you live in one of these... [+] more
The Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 466) has been reintroduced this congress in the Senate and has been passed by the Finance Committee.  We anticipate action by the full Senate in the near future.   This important bill would require HHS to review... [+] more
There are many places in the US with no trained maternal care providers.  In 2011, 46% of counties had no OB/GYN, 56% had no certified nurse-midwife/certified midwife and 40% had neither.   Legislation introduced, on a bipartisan basis, in both the House and... [+] more
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
The Virginia legislature is considering a set of bills that will collectively help advance full practice authority for CNMs and NPs in the state.  So Take Action now to send your legislators a message telling them of your support.  The message has been... [+] more

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