Midwifery Works! 2014 Complete Schedule
Friday, October 17
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.”
Promoting Physiologic Birth: Putting BirthTOOLS.org into action
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 www.BirthTOOLS.org. 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.
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.
HIPAA and Social Media
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
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.
Saturday, October 18
Preparing for ICD-10
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.
Benchmarking Think Tank: 2014 Benchmarking Report
1:45 - 3:15 PM, Ballroom
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
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.
A Midwifery Value Proposition - A Tool for Use in Discussions with Policymakers, Payers and Hospitals
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
Understanding Key Quality Measurement Programs
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.
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