Hospital Case Management 1008 - Hospital Case Management - Aug 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for hospital-based nurse case managers, case management directors, social workers and utilization review nurses.

Accreditation:

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

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:

  • Whether it's transportation or post-acute care, rural CMs rise to the challenge
  • CMS proposes sweeping changes in hospital payment structure
  • DP to fundraising: Rural case managers do it all
  • Reorganization helps improve reimbursement
  • Documentation program nets hospital $1 million
  • Hospitals getting more RFIs in 2006: What problems are surveyors finding?
  • IC group pushes for mandatory flu shots
  • Initiative focuses on at-risk pregnant women, moms
  • JCAHO creates flu immunization standard

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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