Are your patients skipping needed appointments? A research letter titled Trends in Outpatient Care Delivery and Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S., published in November by JAMA Internal Medicine, hints that this may be the case.
Q: Throughout the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, case managers have faced many challenges when trying to find placements for patients who need to transfer from the hospital to a lower level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility (SNF). As we enter 2021, what challenges will persist and how can case managers work to overcome them?
It’s safe to say few people are sad to see 2020 go. The question is, what will 2021 bring? To help you prepare for what the new year may bring, we asked some experts for their predictions and recommendations on what case managers might expect and prepare to focus on in 2021.
Q: The combination of hospitals' financial constraints and the isolation associated with remote work can create low morale within a case managment department. How should case management directors combat these factors?
Lidia's husband, Henry, hears his wife scream in the middle of the night. He quickly responds and finds her on their bathroom floor in a pool of blood. He has never seen so much blood and feels frightened for his wife.
During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that the burden from this disease has not been shared equally. Minorities have been disproportionately affected by everything from economic fallout to disease severity and prevalence.