Hospital Case Management 1212 - Hospital Case Management - Dec 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

Editorial Group Head
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

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

Guest Columnist
Madeleine Y. Gomez, PhD
PsycHealth Ltd.
Evanston, IL


  • Hospital medical records to come under more federal scrutiny than ever
  • Documentation program helps avoid revenue loss
  • Discharging patients with behavioral disorders
  • EMR triggers, concurrent review help hospital scores
  • Easing transition from hospital to LTAC
  • Medicare clarifies medical privacy of health info
  • IP oversight required: If NV leads, will nation follow?


  • 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. Guest Columnist Madeleine Y. Gomez, Phd, is president of PsycHealth Ltd.

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