Hospital Case Management 1110 - Hospital Case Management - Oct 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

Guest Columnist
Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.
Burtonsville, MD

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

Subjects:

  • Documentation is more important than ever under MS-DRGs
  • 'Present on admission' could have big effect
  • Delivering the Medicare Important Message
  • When are patients deemed 'unsafe' for home care?
  • Poster alerts patients to their discharge responsibilities
  • Disease management plan helps unfunded patients
  • Project targets diabetes in Latino community
  • Consultant: CM must move to DM model
  • RTI reviews Medicare chronic care programs

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, and Guest Columnist Elizabeth Hogue, 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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