Hospital Case Management 1203 - Hospital Case Management - Mar 01, 2008

Target Audience:

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


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.


Managing Editor
Jill Robbins
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Mary Booth Thomas

Guest Columnists
Jolynne "Jo" Carter
Commission for Case Manager Certification

Paula Gelber Dromi
Commission for Case Manager Certification

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

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


  • Taking care of patients also means taking care of business
  • Hospital's plan assures correct admission status
  • Don't neglect contributing factors in assessment
  • Discharge disposition initiative increases reimbursement
  • Web site links to valued post-discharge resources
  • Department takes control of managed care denials
  • Collaborate with pharmacist to manage complex cases
  • Decrease readmissions with 'whole-family' approach
  • Pregnant patient at risk for unnecessary appendectomy


  • 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 Columnists Jolynne "Jo" Carter, BSN, RN, CCM and Paula Gelber Dromi, PhD, LCSW, and Consultant Patrice Spath 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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