Hospital Case Management 1211 - Hospital Case Management - Nov 01, 2008

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

Editorial Group Head
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Editor
Mary Booth Thomas

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

Subjects:

  • Improve documentation, fine-tune admissions process before RACs arrive
  • Ensuring that patients meet admission criteria
  • Monitor your facility's use of Condition Code 44
  • Documentation goes beyond correct MS-DRG
  • Patient flow initiative reduces hours on hold, decreases length of stay
  • Acute care NP helps community-based MDs
  • Research, collaboration makes successful NP model
  • Constant analysis helps improvement team succeed
  • Make staff aware of payer requirements
  • Hospital averages $6M in front-end collections

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, Editorial Group Head Russ Underwood, 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.

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