Hospital Case Management 1112 - Hospital Case Management - Dec 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
Patrice Spath, RHIT
Brown-Spath & Associates
Forest Grove, OR

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

Subjects:

  • MS-DRG system offers opportunities, potential changes in the bottom line
  • How it all plays out: See how coding affects reimbursement
  • Get physicians in on improving documentation
  • Quality initiative slashes occurrences of VAP
  • Hospitalwide throughput initiative lowers diversion by 71%
  • No increase in appeals reported with new IM rules
  • Honing your role as care coordination consultant
  • Initiative sparked by close call with DNR wristband

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 Patrice Spath, RHIT, 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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