Hospital Case Management 1610 - Hospital Case Management - Oct 01, 2012

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.


Executive Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Associate Managing Editor
Jill Drachenberg
AHC Media

Mary Booth Thomas

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

Peer Reviewer for Case Management Insider
Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN
Vice President
Community Health and Continuum Care
Carondelet Health Network
Tucson, AZ


  • CM experts: Hospitals need ED case managers now more than ever
  • ED of future must connect patients, services
  • CMS continues to shift emphasis to quality of care
  • Hospitals collaborate to reduce ED overuse
  • Intensive CM cuts ED visits, hospitalizations
  • Program for uninsured cuts ED visits, admissions


  • 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:

Executive Editor Russ Underwood, Associate Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Mary Booth Thomas, Consulting Editor Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN, consulting editor of Hospital Case Management and author of Case Management Insider report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN, serves as peer reviewer for Case Management Insider. She has no relevant financial disclosures.

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