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Midwifery Laws and Regulations

Each state has different rules for midwifery practice (particularly CNMs). Even though Certified Nurse Midwife have a national certification, each state determines specific scope and independence that a CNM can have. Around 2017, ACNM put together a guideline of the state laws and regulations. Some states like Alaska, Washington, and Oregon have the most independence …

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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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50 Ways to Market your Midwife Business

Marketing is essential for branding and success of your practice. Unless you buy an already established practice with huge customer base, midwives need to market their services to the target market. Knowing your competitor and what you have different than them will be placed in the marketing campaign. Do you offer a unique service to …

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Writing Policies for your Midwife Business

Overwhelmed by administration side of the business? Unsure where to start with policies? I tell people to break things up into sections: administration policies, legal policies, financial policies, clinical policies, inventory policies, insurance policies, training policies, charting policies, employment policies, credentialing policies, etc. Small home birth practices won’t have nearly the policies as large midwifery …

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Naming Your Midwife Business: BIG DECISION FOR YOUR BRAND

We all envision our office space and being next to a women during labor. How much time do you really spend picking out the perfect name? There is more pressure on this decision in your business planning than you think. Your brand and midwife business name has many levels of rewards and consequences of the …

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Avoiding Midwife Professional Burnout: Set your Business up Right

Midwives are prone to burnout. We give to our clients, family, friends, and community. When do we have time for ourselves? Running a business might make you feel as though you cannot possibly step away. Some areas have such a high demand and not enough midwives, so time off might not even feel like an …

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Negotiating Midwife Employment Contracts

Whether you choose to work for a company, hire midwives, or improve your current employment contract during evaluation, it is important to know what power you have in negotiating. Midwives are valuable and we need to act that way. Too many times I see scarcity mindset of “huge” competition for a position and midwives just …

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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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