Four years ago, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine released a joint consensus statement on maternal level-of-care designations (MLOCD). The goal of this was to standardize levels of maternal care as a means of improving maternal and infant outcomes.
Since then, several states have adopted the new designations, ranging from basic to comprehensive care. As more states are moving toward maternal leveling, Dr. Charlie Jaynes, OBHG's senior director of medical operations, offers four ways an organization can best prepare for the change. Read article at FierceHealthcare.com.