Links for New Midwives

California State Application for License

http://www.medbd.ca.gov/applicant/application_midwife.pdf

NPI Number

https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/StaticForward.do?forward=static.npistart

To obtain an NPI number, you need to set it up at the above website.

The NPI allows you to set up your lab accounts, order labs and supplies, allows you to get a newborn screen account, and to bill insurance if you wish.

California Association of Midwives

Join CAM at Become a Member page.

The State of California has links to all approved midwifery programs at:

http://www.medbd.ca.gov/allied/midwives_approved_schools.html

Labcorp

After you become a CAM member, you are eligible for the CAM discount at Labcorp. A How-To guide for Labcorp is in the Members-Only section of the CAM website. 

Midwifery Practice Act of 1993

http://www.medbd.ca.gov/allied/midwives.html

Midwifery Billing Services These companies can bill insurance companies for your clients for a percentage.

Midwife's Billing Service

Larsen Billing

Midwife Billing

MANA stats- Let MANA Statistics compile all your numbers to complete your California State Statistics form! If you are not already submitting your statistics to the Midwives Alliance, you can sign up to contribute your birth stats to the project. The data is intended to support research on midwifery practice. Please  click here for more information and to sign up.

MANA stats website

Out of Hospital Birth Registration

Contact your local county office of Vital Records.

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CountyRecorderOffice.aspx

Below is an example of the document some counties use. Does not apply to all counties.

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Documents/Out-of-Hospital%20Birth%20Package.pdf

Newborn screen information

  • Contact GDSP.
  • You will be assigned a provider number.
  • Call the newborn screen office to order the supplies; they send them out quickly.
  • The test cards are $1 each.
  • The test costs around $101 to run and you can charge the client a $6 blood draw fee to cover cost. 

GDSP Contact Information

      For more information go to GDSP’s Website: 

     http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/GDSP

Genetic Disease Screening Program

 850 Marina Bay Parkway Suite 175, MS 8200 

Richmond, CA 94804 

Voice: (510) 412-1502 / Fax: (510) 412-1548

 
 
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