It can be difficult to learn whether a health plan covers a particular service or provider, particularly on the health insurance exchanges, say advocates. Kim Dau, chair of the policy committee at ACNM’s California affiliate, has been trying to learn the extent to which nurse-midwives are included in plans on the California health insurance marketplace. Sometimes certified nurse-midwives are incorporated into physician directories and hard to find in a search, she says.
Because many of those symptoms are common side effects in a healthy pregnancy, clinicians and patients can miss the red flags if they don't know what to look for, said Audrey Lyndon, an associate professor at UCSF's School of Nursing who also worked on the guid
Dr. Lyndon's article explores clinician perspectives on whether they experience difficulty resolving patient-related concerns or observe problems with the performance or behavior of colleagues involved in intrapartum care.
Excerpt from a July 24, 2013 livescience.com story by Rachael Rettner, reprinted in the July 25th Huffington Post; based on a study to appear in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ajog.org).