Hospital Case Management (Vol. 24, No. 3) - March 1, 2016

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Release date: March 2016

Valid through: March 2018

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Keep up with the changing rules from CMS
  • Get status right up front for fewer headaches later
  • CMS issues changes to Recovery Audit program
  • Safety net hospital cuts its readmission rate
  • Case Management Insider: Thinking of separating utilization management and case management? Think again!
  • Transition case managers focus on at-risk patients with chronic diseases
  • Readmissions are focus of Joint Commission resources
  • Hospital safety scores show some improvement
  • A burnout barometer to assess your work culture

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 healthcare 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 1.5 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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