Every director of case management faces the challenge of remaining current in an age of information overload. For some, this information explosion may cause work fatigue and anxiety. One way to stay afloat is to focus on one thing—Medicare.
Stephanie, a home care nurse case manager, follows patients with repeated readmissions, stabilizes them in the community, and prevents the readmissions from continuing. But with record-breaking temperatures approaching, Stephanie knows that helping her patients avoid readmission will be more challenging than usual.
Despite increasing recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health, only 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician offices in the U.S. screen for all five social needs prioritized by CMS, according to a new study.