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Midwifery Works! 2014 Complete Schedule

***Up to 1.35 CEUs (13.5 hours) of ACNM specialty credit has been applied for.

Thursday, October 16

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Foyer

Continental Breakfast (workshop participants only)
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM, Foyer

Workshop 1 Billing and Coding Part I: Primer
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Ballroom AB
CEUs: 0.35
Presented by Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, CPC, FACNM

This session is for the beginning provider and will introduce basic billing concepts such as:
• CPT Codes – What You Get Paid
• ICD-9 Codes – IF You Get Paid
• ICD -10 – A Preview
• Elements of Evaluation and Management Codes
• Documentation Guidelines
• Selecting the Correct Code
• Obstetrical Coding

A.C.N.M Foundation Meeting
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Harrison

Workshop 2 Billing and Coding Part II: Advanced - SOLD OUT
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Ballroom AB
CEUs: 0.35
Presented by Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, CPC, FACNM

This session is for the more experienced provider or for the beginner who attended Part I. The focus of Part II is complex coding for common midwifery care to accurately reflect services provided and enhance revenue.
• Coding Outside of Global Codes during Pregnancy
• Coding for Complex GYN Encounters
• Coding for Triage and Hospital Services
• Using Coding for Data Collection and Productivity Measures

Workshop 3 Healing the Healer Within
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Ballroom CD
CEUs: 0.35
Presented by Victor LaCerva, MD

In this dynamic interactive seminar, you will give yourself the gift of learning new strategies for managing stress and improving your conflict resolution and communication skills. Many health care workers, because of the nature of their service work, do not take care of themselves appropriately. They often work long hours, forget to take breaks, interact poorly with coworkers, and spread their stress around the living room when they get home. Healthy work environments encourage individuals to pay attention to self-care and their own physical and emotional wellbeing, which results in more content, creative and productive staff. Our time together will explore:
• Tools for balancing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
• Twelve ways to immediately reduce stress in the moment.
• Emotional fluency, the anatomy of anger and resolving conflict.
• What infants can teach us about state and energy management.
• The nature of the change process and how to effectively embody internal shifts and create new habits.
Come relax, laugh, and learn some new tools to dance with stress!

Welcome Reception for All Attendees
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM, Terrace (backup location, Ballroom)

Friday, October 17

7:00 - 8:00 AM, Foyer

Table Top Exhibits
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Ballroom Lobby

Welcome Breakfast (Continental)
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Foyer

MBN participants only.

A.C.N.M. Foundation Meeting
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Harrison

MBN Welcome Address
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM, Ballroom
Presented by Barbara Wax, CNM, MS and Lorrie Kline Kaplan, CAE

DOME Meeting
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Seminar


Anatomy of Contracts
9:30 - 10:30 AM , Ballroom
CEUs: 0.1
Presented by Nancy Jo Reedy, CNM, MPH, FACNM

Contracts are an essential part of the business of midwifery. Confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, memoranda of understanding, contracts as employees/employers, educational program site contracts, business partners and practice owners. This presentation will dissect the common provisions of contracts in midwifery and prepare the participant to review, develop and evaluate provisions to establish, revise and end contracts. Special attention will be given to contract provisions that are often misunderstood and/or become problematic such as “non-compete clauses.”

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM, Foyer

Promoting Physiologic Birth: Putting into action
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.15
Presented by Amy Romano, CNM, MSA; Cathy Emeis, CNM, PhD; Joanne Bailey, CNM, PhD; Ebony Roebuck, CNM; Mairi Breen Rothman, CNM, MSN

Increasing access to care that promotes and supports physiologic birth is a major national strategy for achieving high-quality, high-value maternity care. The American College of Nurse Midwives has launched a multidisciplinary/multi-stakeholder initiative to promote education, resources and policies that strategically promote physiologic birth on a national scale. One of the outcomes of this initiative is the development of a health care provider focused physiologic birth tool kit Birth TOOLS (tools to optimize outcomes of labor safely) is a web based tool kit that includes a menu of change targeting key areas of practice that can enhance women’s opportunities to experience normal physiologic childbirth. It is a one stop shopping site which houses multiple components including policies, education programs, exemplar protocols and audit tools; everything needed to put the goal of promoting physiologic birth into action! The focus of this presentation is to highlight the value of this resource for use in hospital settings, including how it can be incorporated into maternity care quality improvement and safety efforts. Following an introduction to the site a panel of midwifery leaders will then speak to their success, challenges and recommendations related to changing maternity care practices on the unit and system level to support physiologic birth.

12:15 - 12:30 PM, Foyer

12:30 - 1:45 PM , Ballroom
Joint discussion with DOME. Open to MBN and DOME participants.

When the learning stops and the snoozing starts: development of a guideline for SNM on-duty time

Be a part of making history! The Educational Policy Section of the Division of Education of the ACNM is working to develop a recommendation regarding on-duty time vs. on-call time for midwifery students. Currently, a national recommendation does not exist for on-duty time limits for midwifery students as it does for medical residents and other professions. It is the goal of the Ed Policy Section to devise a recommendation that maintains student safety, yet is conducive to sufficient clinical experience and is agreeable to preceptors. The purpose of this session at Midwifery Works! is to open the dialogue. We seek your input in the development of this recommendation. Format will be short panel presentation followed by brainstorming in small groups.

Transitioning Out of Practice: When do you retire and will you have enough?
1:45 - 3:30 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.15
Presented by Scott Wallace and Mark Slager, Financial Advisors with Edward Jones Investments; Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, CPC, FACNM

This presentation will discuss planning for retirement including formulas that assist in determining how much money an individual will need to retire, when is the right time to turn Social Security Income on, what to do with your employee pensions, IRAs, etc. , protecting your assets and family from the unexpected, and how to stay on track in your retirement plan.

3:30 - 3:45 PM Break, Foyer

HIPAA and Social Media
3:45 - 4:45 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.1
Presented by Karen King, CNM

Midwives need to better understand how to communicate in a secure HIPPA complaint manor. This includes telephone communication, email, and texting. This session will discuss how to use the proper tools to communicate with Clients as well as colleagues. Websites, Facebook, blogging all can be pitfalls to HIPPA compliant communication learn how to keep confidentiality while working in a midwifery environment.

A Review of Several Regulatory and Policy Issues Pertinent to Running Your Own Practice
4:45 - 5:45 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.1
Presented by Jesse Bushman, MA, MALA, ACNM Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs

This presentation will briefly cover several policy issues of interest to CNMs/CMs running their own practice, primarily related to coverage and reimbursement of midwifery services. Topics will include, the Medicare physician fee schedule, Medicaid as your most important payer, an update on Medicare physician certification requirements, hospital privileges and credentialing, and network adequacy requirements for insurers offering coverage through the exchanges and the results of ACNM's survey of plans.

ACNM Foundation Fundraiser
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ballroom

The Foundation Fundraiser for Midwifery Works will be to listening music to entertain you provided by Ivas John and Zach Priester. Ivas is the son of a midwife who was brought into this world by a midwife. The tickets for the event are $50 available at the door.

A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be available while you listen to the music and network with old and new acquaintances.


Saturday, October 18

Table Top Exhibits
7:30 AM- 6:00 PM, Ballroom Lobby

MBN Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Foyer

Breakfast is for MBN participants only.

DOME Meeting with Lunch
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Seminar

MBN Business Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Ballroom

Open to everyone. Annual Business meeting of the Midwifery Business Network [MBN]. All current, past and potential future members of the MBN are welcome to attend and hear about the work and future plans of the MBN. Come hear how the MBN can support you as you navigate the business of midwifery!

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Preparing for ICD-10
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.1
Presented by Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, CPC, FACNM

This session will introduce to the participant the new diagnosis code set scheduled for implementation in October 2015. Topics addressed will include, why a change is necessary, what is different and what is the same, and how to prepare for the transition to the new codes. Sample codes mapping from ICD-9 to ICD 10 will be presented.

12:30 - 1:45 PM , Ballroom

MBN participants only.

Benchmarking Think Tank: 2014 Benchmarking Report
1:45 - 3:15 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.15
Presented by Diana R. Jolles, CNM, MS, PhD( c ), Quality Section Chair

Attendees will participate in an interactive activity which includes a summary of the 2014 ACNM Benchmarking Results (10 minutes) and the presentation of "Best Practices" among the Midwifery Works attendees (20 minutes). All participants will receive their individualized portal report, with analyzed results. Service directors identified as "best practice" leaders will guide a facilitated networking experience. (30 minutes). Attendees will be guided through the selection of ONE quality improvement variable including an exchange of quality improvement resources and tools. Finally, the group will conclude with a summary of leadership lessons specific to preservation and promotion of midwifery in a variety of settings (20 minutes). Concluding remarks will provide midwifery leaders with "next steps" for their data collection, quality assurance and quality improvement program (10 minutes.

Diversification of Midwifery: the importance of inclusive workplaces
3:15 - 4:15 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.1
Presented by Linda Sloan Locke, RN, CNM, MPH, LSW and Jodi DeLibertis, Principal, Greater Good Consulting

In order to recruit top midwifery talent, midwifery businesses will need the tools to promote inclusive work environments. In order to most effectively address the needs of their clients, the midwifery workforce should be as culturally diverse as the women they serve. Join us as we review the perceptions of CM/CNMs from across the US on "diversity and midwifery" and the implications on what it takes to build a successful, welcoming midwifery workplace that is poised to tackle health disparities.

4:15 - 4:30 PM, Foyer

A Midwifery Value Proposition - A Tool for Use in Discussions with Policymakers, Payers and Hospitals
4:30 - 5:30 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.1
Presented by Jesse Bushman, MA, MALA, ACNM Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs

This presentation will focus on a new tool that ACNM is developing to demonstrate the economic value of midwifery to policymakers. Emphasis will be on savings arising from reduced rates of interventions during birth.


Sunday, October 19

Table Top Exhibits
7:30 AM- 12:30 PM, Ballroom Lobby

Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Foyer

MBN participants only.

Understanding Key Quality Measurement Programs
9:00 - 10:30 AM , Ballroom
CEUs: 0.15
Presented by Jesse Bushman, MA, MALA, ACNM Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs and Diana R. Jolles, CNM, MS, PhD( c ), Quality Section Chair

This session will describe the process through which a quality measure is developed, the basics of how they work, and then provide details on several approaches to reporting and reimbursement that utilize quality measures.

10:30 - 10:45 AM, Foyer

A Leader? Who me?
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM, Ballroom
CEUs: 0.15
Presented by Heather Shannon, CNM, MS, NP, MPH

Leadership starts with you and how you approach each situation both personally and professionally. Learn how to develop your own leadership skills by tapping into your own leadership qualities.




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