Date and Time: December 2, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In 2012 Certified Nurse-Midwives attended 8 percent of all births in the United States. A valuable member of the maternity work force, midwives deliver satisfying, cost-effective care with excellent clinical outcomes. This pre-conference workshop will discuss the profession of midwifery in the United States including how midwives are educated, regulated, and credentialed. We will discuss midwifery scope of practice, geographical distribution, and practice settings along with how to bill and receive payment for midwifery services. Lastly, this helpful session will include a template for designing and implementing a midwifery service whether as a part of an existing practice or as an independent practice.