[IL-CNM] First trimester genetic screening

Katherine Puls kpuls at comcast.net
Sat May 5 11:52:58 CDT 2007

Greetings everyone,

We have been promoting 1st trimester screening @ Evanston for 10  
years.  We were originally part of the NIH study.  I am glad it is a  
published standard of care so insurance companies will pay for  
it.     Has anyone else had problems with insurance coverage?  We  
don't use an informed consent for the 1st trimester or the MSAFP.
Katherine S. Puls, C.N.M./A.P.N., M.S.
Certified Nurse MIdwife
Partners In WomenCare
Division of MCWHC
Evanston, Illinois 60201
847-864-1200, extension 3011

On May 4, 2007, at 7:49 AM, rsrlled wrote:

> I understand that ACOG has made first trimester screening a  
> standard of care  We are brainstorming to know how to implement
> If they call at 12 weeks but we don’t have an appt available for  
> them until 14 weeks- are we obligated to get them in earlier for an  
> appt to offer the nuchal transparency screening?
> We have a permit for informed consent for the MSAFP –do we need a  
> permit for this?
> Has anyone implemented this new “standard”
> Rita Ledbetter APN MS CNM
> Nurse-Midwife of Medical Arts
> Moline , Ill 61265
> As long as there are mothers upon the birth stool there will always  
> be midwives
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