Within one hour of my post I got an email from Monica Greenfield, Coordinator of the Department of Professional Practice & Health Policy at the ACNM, AND from Nancy Brannin, a midwife who left New Mexico because of similar (maybe even identical) barriers to practice. They sent me the points of contact to send letters/emails, specifically about APNs being on staff at hospitals. All of these people sound mighty important.
Dr. Barry Straube, Director of Clinical Standards and Quality & CMS Medical Officer
Dr. Donald Berwick, CMS director
Joanna King, Director of Government Relations, ACNM
Patrick Cooney, ACNM Federal Lobbyist
Tina Johnson, Professional Practice and Health Policy Director
Not quite done with my letter yet, but it’s coming!