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NOVEMBER 2020 | Mid-Month Update

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California Hospital Association Webinar on SB1237 Implementation

Presenters: Paris Maloof-Bury, Holly Smith & Kathleen Belzer

The presentation will include content on the current state of maternity care in California and the necessary changes that hospitals and health systems need to put in place to be in compliance with SB 1237 in 2021. We will also focus on the benefits of midwifery care and why hospitals should integrate nurse-midwives into their workforce.

November 30, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Pacific Time

For more information or to register, click here.


Updates on Medi-Cal Rx

California Department of Health Care Services (Medi-Cal Rx) – NCPDP Standard Payer Sheet, Version 1.0, dated October 22, 2020, may be found here

Medi-Cal Rx List of Covered Enteral Nutrition Products effective January 1, 2021, which may be found here


Implicit bias training e-learning course now available to meet requirements for SB464.

Diversity Science and project director, Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH have created the first in a series of interactive e-learning modules for perinatal providers focused on implicit bias and reproductive justice. This is a FREE series! For more information or to register, go to


Malpractice Insurance Discount for CNMA Members!

Southern Cross Insurance Solutions is now offering a 30% discount off premium costs for CNMs who are members of CNMA. The "The Midwife Plan" is a national liability carrier for malpractice insurance through MedPro Group. The discount is available both to new and renewing policies in California. For more information, please visit


The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant

November 17, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET, Members: Free; Non-members: $49

This webinar, offered by ACNM will explore ways that surgical first assisting fits into a variety of different practice settings. We will hear from five Certified Nurse-Midwives as they discuss the value of becoming a midwife surgical first assistant, as well as maintaining a continuing expanded practice. We will also review important topics like privileging, scope of practice expansion, and billing.


Greater Bay Area Research Study on in-home COVID-19 testing: Call for Participants

Stanford University is conducting a study to identify community prevalence and spread of Covid-19 in the Greater SF Bay Area. Testing is done in-home with kit delivery and pickup by courier to your door. Results are released on line within 48 hours of kit pickup. After taking a short on line survey to determine eligibility, participants are asked to maintain ongoing daily symptom reporting charts. If selected for testing, the participant is sent a kit to test and instructions on returning the sample, all at no cost to participants. For more information and FAQ’s see


CDPH clarifies guidance and recommendation on doulas during COVID-19

“The presence of a partner or support person is essential to the mental health of patients who are in labor and delivery. CDPH recommends that one support person be allowed to be present with the patient. In addition to the support person, CDPH recommends that a doula, if desired by the patient, be permitted to be present if prior arrangements have been made with the hospital and the doula complies with hospital PPE and infection control guidelines.” More here


“Belly of the Beast” documentary exposé of forced sterilization and human rights abuses in women’s prison.

20% of ticket proceeds will directly benefit SisterSong. More information is available here.


Job Opportunities

Director of Perinatal Services at CommuniCare Health Centers. For more information or to apply, click here.

UCSF Uro-Gyn WHNP, full time. Please contact Mirha Buric with questions:

Nurse-Midwife, Cadillac Hospital in Northern Michigan. Please contact Lesli Humphrey, MS, CMSR at or call (231)633-2211


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That's all for this month's issue. Catch you next time!



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