Hospital Case Management 1107 - Hospital Case Management - Jul 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

Managing Editor
Jill Robbins
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

Authors
Jolynne "Jo" Carter, BSN, RN, CCM

Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN
Vice President
Clinical Performance Improvement
Medical City Dallas Hospital

Subjects:

  • Start preparing for October when reimbursement rules change
  • Internship program fills slots with experienced CMs
  • Advocate for patients with catastrophic injury, illness
  • Collaboration key in new discharge notice rule
  • 'Express discharge' alerts team to pending discharge
  • Homeless pose unique discharge challenge
  • Sutter program addresses homeless housing, care
  • CCM staffing model has 'general guidelines'

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 Jill Robbins, 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. Authors Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Jolynne "Jo" Carter, BSN, RN, CCM is a stockholder of ParadigmHealth Corp.

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