Hospital Case Management 1103 - Hospital Case Management - Mar 01, 2007

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 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty

Editorial Group Head
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

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

Author
Patrice Spath, RHIT
Consultant
Health Care Quality
Brown-Spath & Associates
Forest Grove, OR

Subjects:

  • Experts: Lower caseloads when case managers take on more tasks
  • Optimal caseloads depend on a variety of factors
  • Smaller CM caseloads pay off for hospital
  • Team recovers $2 million per year in denied claims
  • Hospitalwide program results in top core measures scores
  • CMs at hospitalist meetings improves care
  • Team improves throughput, avoids ED diversions
  • How to maximize CM staff retention
  • Shared governance keeps ED nurses, patients happy

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:

Editorial Group Head Russ Underwood, Associate Publisher 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. Patrice Spath discloses she is principal of Brown-Spath & Associates.

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