Hospital Case Management 1007 - Hospital Case Management - Jul 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

Subjects:

  • Creativity is the key in discharge planning for undocumented immigrants
  • Social worker facilitates referrals to shelters
  • Initiative cuts ventilator days by 50%, improves care
  • Patient flow initiatives slash average LOS
  • In-house 'Access Center' relieves ED bed burden
  • Are you collecting data you don't really need?
  • CMS extends coverage for some O2 patients
  • No link between higher spending and better care
  • Model of care improves outcomes, ADLs for elderly
  • Proposed Medicare discharge rule faces criticism

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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