Billing and Coding

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POWER OF VISION BOARD FOR YOUR MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

When you hear the term vision board, what is the first thing that comes to mind? No matter how you feel about vision boards, I bet you never imagined creating one to help grow your business. Until this year, I hadn’t either. A few months ago I was sitting with a fellow blogger congratulating her …

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Breastfeeding as Business Tactic: Midwife Consulting for Profits

Are you passionate as a midwife to offer breastfeeding support? All midwives want the best option for feeding a baby. Consider the profitability options for breastfeeding visits. You can either bill to insurance plans a home visit for breastfeeding or office visit. With the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans cover breastfeeding visits one hundred …

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Midwife Business Billing and Coding Tips: Essentials for Success

Insurance reimbursement is the bread and butter of most midwifery practice. If you have a cash paying only population like Amish or Mennonite home birth practice, you can just skip this posts. For the rest of the midwives out their needing to understanding this confusing health insurance game. Medical expenses are a huge burden for …

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Billing for Babies: Midwife Business Valuable Skill

Insurance billing can be daunting with running your own midwifery practice. It is easy to bill for services with cash, but many families are very dependent on getting their insurance to pay for care. Especially maternity and newborn care since the Affordable Care Act legally requires insurance companies to cover preventative care. Midwives that deliver …

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Midwife Billing Maternity Care: What is and isn’t included?

Global maternity care includes prenatal care, birth, and postpartum care for a women if you assist her entire pregnancy. If she transfers out due to risk or moving, billing codes are broken up based on services rendered. There are codes for individual prenatal visits, multiple prenatal visits, birth directly, and postpartum care only. The codes …

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Creating a Hospital Midwifery Practice

Most people are familiar with CNMs that deliver in the hospital setting. Hospitals are where most Americans feel the most comfortable birthing their children in the 21st Century. Whether you are a solo midwife that working with a hospital to create midwifery hospital privileges for the first time or expanding a large midwifery practice been …

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Billing Codes Commonly Missed for Midwife Business

Most midwives know about basics when it comes to billing health insurance plans. If you work for a large practice, many providers don’t do anything with billing and have a whole department handling that aspect of care. When you start a private midwife practice (whether small or large), it is essential to know what the …

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Creating your Midwife Business Schedule

Creating a routine office flow for the week is vital for successful time management and preventing burnout. I encourage making a vacation scheduled every three months to help separate personal and work schedules. For smaller midwifery practices, being able to block time versus 24/7 in a scatter function which tends to happen with home births …

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Ancillary Services Boost Bottom Line for Midwife Business

Midwife business isn’t about creating income possibilities from your direct services. Your birth center could have a boutique gift shop present. Massage therapy, chiropractic services, spas, pedicures, dietitian, and so much more could be part of your practice model and building services. Being able to either make revenue from renting out space to other vendors …

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