CPM Bill Introduced!

Great news!  Women may soon be allowed great access to a wider variety of midwifery services!

According to the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

MAMA is very grateful to Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) for stepping forward to increase low-income women's access to high-value maternity care by introducing this important piece of legislation. Watch for MAMA's announcement of the bill number just as soon as it is available. Introduction in the 111th Congress this year will give our bill an important advantage for re-introduction when the 112th Congress is seated in January 2011.

While MAMA has quietly been at work on the new CPM bill, we've also been working for you on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed in March 2010 which mandates Medicaid reimbursement of all licensed providers working in licensed birth centers. Again we extend our thanks to Senator Cantwell for "getting the ball rolling for CPMs" by insuring that licensed CPMs practicing in licensed birth centers will have their provider fee reimbursed by Medicaid.

This is a huge step forward in normalizing childbirth in our country.

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