While in the early stages of developing a nationwide directory of providers and services, CMS has already shown a commitment to information transparency. The agency published ownership data for all Medicare-certified nursing homes in September, making it easier to hold owners of multiple facilities—including private equity firms—accountable.
Maternal mortality is not the only pregnancy-related issue case managers will likely encounter. Perinatal mortality, a combined measure of fetal deaths after 20 weeks and infant deaths shortly after birth, is a profound trauma that may affect patients as well.
Case management directors have already felt the impact of the shortage, which has reached crisis proportions at times, and they are searching for solutions. Could case manager nurse travelers be the answer?