Hospital Case Management 1006 - Hospital Case Management - Jun 01, 2006

Target Audience:

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AHC Media also is approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP10864.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Managing Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Editor
Mary Booth Thomas

Consulting Editor
Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Administration
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Great Neck, NY

Editorial Advisory Board Member
Patrice Spath, RHIT
Consultant
Health Care Quality
Brown-Spath & Associates
Forest Grove, OR

Subjects:

  • Discharge planning and the dilemma of dealing with homeless patients
  • Network targets barriers for unfunded patients
  • Approach increases reimbursement, cuts LOS
  • Hospital funds, donations provide needed care
  • Case managers help mentally ill avoid hospitalization, remain in the community
  • Program keeps unfunded patients out of the hospital
  • Hospital uses bright blue to nurture bottom line
  • Get a handle on your discharge process
  • Will centers make money with the move to APCs?

Objectives:

  • identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the profession of case management
  • describe how those issues affect patients, case managers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • cite practical solutions to problems associated with the issue, based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions or other authorities

Financial Disclosure:

Managing Editor Russ Underwood, Editorial Group Head Coles McKagen, and Editor Mary Booth Thomas report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Toni Cesta discloses that she is principal of Case Manager Solutions LLC.

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