Hospital Case Management 1408 - Hospital Case Management - Aug 01, 2010

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

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Editor
Mary Booth Thomas

Consulting Editor
Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Vice President
Operational Efficiency and Capacity Management
Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Subjects:

  • Focus on publicly reported data enhances the case manager's role
  • Get ready for increased scrutiny on hospital quality
  • Patient flow initiatives decrease LOS, up capacity
  • Hospital projects focus on patient throughput
  • Hospitalist wing patients have fewer readmissions
  • Get surging bad debt under control
  • Eliminate costly gaps in your authorizations

Objectives:

  • identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the profession of case management
  • describe how clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues particular to the profession of case management affect patients, case managers, hospitals, or the health care industry at large
  • discuss solutions to the problems facing case managers based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions or other authorities

Financial Disclosure:

Managing Editor Jill Robbins, Executive Editor 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 G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN discloses that she is principal of Case Management Concepts LLC.

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