Hospital Case Management (Vol. 23, No. 7) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2017

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Star Ratings show that hospitals need to improve the discharge process
  • Work with nursing to make sure patients understand their discharge plan
  • Star Ratings don’t give the whole picture of the hospital
  • Setting the time and date helps enhance patients’ discharge experience
  • Patient and Family Advisors help keep staff focused on the patients
  • IPPS proposed rule is more of the same with emphasis on quality
  • Get ready for ICD-10: It’s really going into effect

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 # CEP14749, 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 Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Editor Mary Booth Thomas, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, and Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector 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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