Hospital Case Management - April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 2017

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • The RACs are back: Auditors to start performing complex reviews
  • AHA seeks delay of two-midnight rule
  • Changes in RA program are intended to reduce burden on providers
  • Game changer: HHS sets goals for basing payments on quality
  • Tools improve communication with SNFs, reduce readmissions
  • Hospital cuts length of stay for babies in the NICU by four days
  • Health system, churches work together to support patients after discharge

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

Credit Available

Nurses

  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.5 CCMC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

Nurses

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. This activity has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 18 clock hours. Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

 Faculty Listing

Authors

Mary Booth Thomas

Editors

AHC Media executive editor: Russ Underwood

Associate Managing editor: Jill Drachenberg

Financial Disclosure

Editor Mary Booth Thomas, Executive Editor Russ Underwood, and Associate Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Nurse Planner Toni Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN, Consulting Editor of Hospital Case Management, is a consultant with Case Management Concepts LLC.

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