Month: October 2019

Malpractice Insurance: Scary Subject to Talk about!

Malpractice Insurance: Scary Subject to Talk about! In honor of Halloween, I wanted a topic that tends to scare midwives! Being sued and liability risk for obstetrics care. Malpractice insurance is such a mysterious topic among midwives and health care provider as a whole. I am not a expert and would strongly suggest you talk …

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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) All midwives need to think about CLIA. It is very important to follow the rules if you are doing urine dipsticks for prenatal visits, lab draws on site versus sending to local resources, doing finger sticks for random glucose levels in office, or performing wet mounts to rule out bacterial …

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Highly Effective Business Success Tips for Midwives

Highly Effective Business Success Tips for Midwives Being an business owner means that you’ll often blaze your own trail: No career guides, counselors or maps will guide you from one step to the next: You’ll have to make it up as you go. Midwives are great are going into uncharted territory and business ownership is another one of …

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Starting a Midwifery Practice: Supplies Needed

Starting a Midwifery Practice: Supplies Needed When starting out or even improving your supply inventory, there is lots to think about. During the initial planning, I broke up my practice into different section of required inventory to function efficiently. I needed office supplies, prenatal visit supplies, birth center supplies, home birth supplies, and administration supplies. …

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Creating a Collaborative Physician Relationship for your Business

Creating a Collaborative Physician Relationship for your Business With a midwife business, it is essential to have a minimum of a collaboration with an Obstetrician. Many states require a written collaboration or the term supervisory is used instead. In those states where it is mandatory, a midwife can legally practice without that agreement in place. …

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Medication Management: Birth Supplies for Success in Business

Medication Management: Birth Supplies for Success in  Business Midwives need to have medications available for safety during birth like pitocin, cytotec, and oxygen for newborn resuscitation. Each state is different depending on your training and certification how medications can be ordered and used. For example in Michigan, CNMs can independently prescribe medications without a physician …

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Billing Policies to Improve Midwife Business Revenue Return

Billing Policies to Improve Midwife Business Revenue Return Making sure a midwife is getting paid for her services is vital to a successful business. Whether you are paid cash or insurance payments, having good written policies to improve communication among staff and clients will create strength to your billing processes.  Make sure an attorney looks …

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