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Business Section

Welcome to the Business Section website.

Here are some helpful facts and resources for members who want to know more about The Business of Midwifery.

What is the responsibility of the ACNM Business Section?

According to the Division of Standards and Procedures, the Business Section’s Responsibilities include:

  1. Maintain and update information materials in written format and on business section webpage addressing the business needs of CNMs in clinical practice.
  2. Provide expertise and representation to the planning group for Midwifery Works!
  3. Provide expertise to the ACNM list serve on CNM business issues, questions, and concerns.
  4. Coordinate with MBN Caucus to provide a professional network and forum for CNMs and SNMs who have interests and/or needs related to the business aspects of clinical practice.
  5. Monitor ongoing matters related to the CNM reimbursement cycle; provide membership education on same.
  6. Serve or identify individuals who can provide business expertise on selected business topics on behalf of the ACNM.
  7. Support ACNM staff in responding to member inquiries about business matters
  8. Provide updated resources, information and education about Electronic Health records for ACNM members through webinars and education sessions/workshops and when requested by the BOD. 
  9. Follow the Business list-serve,
  10. Maintain "Getting Paid"

Following is a graphic representation of the ACNM Business Section and the MBN Caucus:

ACNM Business Section

Who are the ACNM Business Section Members?

As of 10/1/2016 the Business Section Members are:

Barbara Hughes - Business Section Chair

Barbara Wax - MBN Caucus President

Chris Kocis

Christie Bryant

Heather Shannon

Jennifer Orcutt

Jessica Anderson

Kathryn Kravetz Carr

Kathy Higgins

Katey Lavery

Linda Nanni - DOSP Chair

Lonnie Morris

Margaret Holcolmb

Nancy Sandrock

Pamela Koch

Paulette Schalck

Rachel Stall

Sarah Scott

Shannon Maaske

Stephanie Tillman - BOD Representative

Venay Uecke

Venus Standard

Free Resources for you to download about "The Business of Midwifery". Many more are coming. Feel free to share resources you have found helpful with Barbara Hughes at [email protected]

(Once the webpage is up, we’ll focus more on identifying and forwarding resources to post)

Other Important Links about The Business of Midwifery:

Consultants who can support you and your practice (ACNM does not officially endorse any consultants)
(Coming in 2017)


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