Case Managers Caring for Patients in a Managed Health Care Organization in South Africa, Part 2
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Shared Decision-Making: Grounded in Case Management Ethics
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Case Managers Caring for Patients in a Managed Health Care Organization in South Africa, Part 1
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

I Feel So Alone
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Case Management
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Implementing a Nurse Discharge Navigator: Reducing 30-Day Readmissions for Heart Failure and Sepsis Populations
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the impact of a nurse discharge navigator on reducing 30-day readmissions for the heart failure and sepsis populations. Primary Practice Setting: The 238-bed community hospital in central Virginia is part of a health care system that encompasses 13 acute care facilities. Methodology and Sample: The aim of this project was to identify, implement, and evaluate the transition of care of high-risk readmission patients from January 2019 to April 2019. Inclusion criteria included patients who were 55 years and older, English speaking, dia...
Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Community Health Centers Primary Care Physicians' Asthma Management Perception of Uninsured Patients
Purpose of Study: Explore the perceptions of primary care physicians (PCPs) from community health care centers (CHCs) in Franklin County, Ohio, regarding factors that contribute to their inability to consistently provide sustainable asthma management services to their uninsured patient population. Primary Practice Setting: Asthmatic patients are not consistently receiving sustainable asthma management in CHCs in Ohio. Primary care physicians in CHCs play a pivotal role in closing health care gaps for asthmatic patients. To minimize the barriers that impede the efforts of PCPs to control asthma for their uninsured pati...
Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Work-Sampling Study of an Innovative Care Coordination Program Aimed at Children With Chronic Health Conditions
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Work-Sampling Study of an Innovative Care Coordination Program Aimed at Children With Chronic Health Conditions
Purpose of Study: To estimate time allocation and labor cost for care coordinators (CCs), community health workers (CHWs), and mental health workers (MHWs) to conduct care coordination tasks in a pediatric care coordination program. Primary Practice Setting: A public tertiary academic medical center in Chicago, IL. Methodology and Sample: A work-sampling study was conducted using a text message-based survey on 5 CCs, 20 CHWs, and 4 MHWs who volunteered to participate. Workers were randomly sampled within working hours to collect information on who was the subject of interaction and what service was being delivered ...
Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Implementation of a Disease Management Program in Adult Patients With Heart Failure
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Implementation of a Disease Management Program in Adult Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Approximately 5.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed and living with heart failure (HF), with projected prevalence rates to increase 46% by 2030. Heart failure leads hospital admissions in the United States for individuals 65 years or older, with many acute exacerbation admissions resulting from a lack of medication management, poor patient treatment plan adherence, and lack of appropriate follow-up within the health care system. In 2017, the 30-day HF readmission rate at the facility of implementation was 27%, 3% higher than the national average and, more specifically, 18.5% for the cardiac ca...
Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Professional Case Manager and Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity: A Time for Reflection and Action
Social justice, inclusion and equity are everyone's responsibility. We achieve these values when we recognize and accept the characteristics of every person as a unique individual. Professional case managers, or other healthcare practitioners and leaders, have an obligation to advance the health, human and social outcomes of the people they serve, regardless of the social group they belong to and irrespective of their determinants of diversity. It is time to address social justice, inclusion and equity as ethical principles of practice for the professional case manager. (Source: Professional Case Management)
Source: Professional Case Management - October 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

The Impact of COVID-19 and the Critical Need for Case Management
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Conveying Empathy in Telephonic and Digital Communication
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

The Inequities of the Supplemental Security Income Program: The Need for Policy Change
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Case Managers—Stories of Strength, Survival, and Coping Through CV-19
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Case Managers in the COVID-19 Environment ... Resist, Recharge, Regroup
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Essential Case Management Practices Amidst the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Crisis: Part 2: End-of-Life Care, Workers' Compensation Case Management, Legal and Ethical Obligations, Remote Practice, and Resilience
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Essential Case Management Practices Amidst the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Crisis: Part 2: End-of-Life Care, Workers' Compensation Case Management, Legal and Ethical Obligations, Remote Practice, and Resilience
Conclusions The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in a crisis case managers and other health care professionals never faced something like it before. At the same time, it has provided opportunities for innovation and creativity including use of digital and telecommunication technology in new ways to ensure the continued delivery of health and human services to those who need them regardless of location. It has also resulted in the development of necessary and impactful partnerships within and across different health care organizations and diverse professional disciplines. Most importantly, this pandemic has required ...
Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Essential Case Management Practices Amidst the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Crisis: Part 1: Tele-Case Management, Surge Capacity, Discharge Planning, and Transitions of Care
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Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Essential Case Management Practices Amidst the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Crisis: Part 1: Tele-Case Management, Surge Capacity, Discharge Planning, and Transitions of Care
Conclusions The COVID-19 global pandemic crisis has brought an unprecedented challenge to professional case managers and health care professionals. It also has provided opportunities for innovation and partnerships within and across health care organizations and the various care settings where patients/support systems access necessary services. Most importantly, it created a renewed interest in telehealth and facilitated a wider adoption of such approach to care delivery than ever before. This pandemic has also increased the use of nontraditional sites of care, most importantly those that operate virtually on electronic ...
Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

COVID-19 Time Capsule 1: DATE: March 15, 2020
This Editorial will be the first of COVID-19 Time Capsule. This one is dated on March 15, 2020, but will not publish until the September–October 2020 issue. Time Capsule 2 will come out in about 2 months. Consider them “historical” documents—snapshots in time. (Source: Professional Case Management)
Source: Professional Case Management - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Data Sharing for Case Management Practice and Evaluation: Using Standardized Terminology
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Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Case Management Matters Source Type: research

New Decade's Urgent Health Care Challenges Spotlight Increasing Role of Professional Case Managers
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Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CCMC News and Views Source Type: research

I'm a Case Manager and I Vote!
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Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues Source Type: research

Revisiting Five Disciplines in Case Management
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Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: The HeartBeat of Case Management Source Type: research

Renewal and New Beginnings
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Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CMSA Highlights Source Type: research

Serious Illness Conversations: A Case Management Quality Improvement Project
Conclusions: Educational Program: Ninety-five percent of the RN and SW case managers reported that that the educational module objectives were met to a moderate or great extent. One hundred percent of the participants reported that the format to deliver the program was effective, the content of the program was directly relevant to their clinical practice, and they would change their practice because of learning/understanding the content in the program. Educational program pretest scores ranged from 46.2% to 84.6%, with posttest scores ranging from 69.2% to 100%. A paired-samples t test demonstrated a statistically signif...
Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Understanding the Impacts of Caregiver Stress
Conclusions: Caregiver stress can lead to multiple negative outcomes including declines in physical health, increased mental health concerns, and overall decreased quality of life. Caregiver stress also leads to increased financial costs to the person, family, and health care systems, making it a public health issue. Recognizing caregiver stress is the initial step to identifying those in need of support and to providing quality care. Fortunately, caregiver stress can be prevented or reduced using a culturally competent multidimensional approach to addressing social determinants of health and unmet physical, psychologica...
Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Evolving Role of the Professional Case Manager: A National Study From the Commission for Case Manager Certification: Part 2
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Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

The Evolving Role of the Professional Case Manager: A National Study From the Commission for Case Manager Certification: Part 2
Purpose: The purpose of the national role and function study was to identify the essential activities and necessary knowledge areas for effective professional case management practice from the perspective of those directly involved. The study also aimed to inform the relevance and currency of the blueprint for the case management certification examination. Primary Practice Settings: The national study covered the diverse case management practices and/or work settings across the full continuum of health and human services and numerous professional disciplines. Methodology and Sample: This cross-sectional descriptive...
Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Informing the Professional Case Manager's Career Path: Five Lessons
Professional case management's career path offers countless opportunities to pursue, from attainment of the highest levels of licensure and credentialing to education, and that terminal degree. Defining each point of the journey and individual milestones warrants keen attention to a number of areas. All of these decisions and options evolve in response to the industry landscape, as well as professional and personal development. Five key lessons provide case managers clear starting points to consider the most appropriate career path to travel amid a landscape marked by constant change. (Source: Professional Case Management)
Source: Professional Case Management - May 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Using New Methods of Communication to Improve Outcomes in Workers' Compensation Case Management
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Case Management Matters Source Type: research

Case Management Demographics Reveal Insights Into Who Is Practicing Case Management Today
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: News and Views Source Type: research

Is Legal Really Legal?: The Evolving World of Cannabis
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues Source Type: research

Swimming Upstream
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: The HeartBeat of Case Management Source Type: research

Celebrating Nurses and Midwives Worldwide
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CMSA Highlights Source Type: research

Understanding the Increasing Role and Value of the Professional Case Manager: A National Study From the Commission for Case Manager Certification, Part 1
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Understanding the Increasing Role and Value of the Professional Case Manager: A National Study From the Commission for Case Manager Certification: Part 1
Purpose: The purpose of the national role and function study was to identify the essential activities and necessary knowledge areas for effective professional case management practice from the perspective of those currently functioning in such roles in various care settings and across diverse professional disciplines. Primary Practice Settings: The national study covered the diverse case management practices and/or work settings across the full continuum of health and human services. Methodology and Sample: This cross-sectional descriptive study used the practice analysis method and online survey research design. I...
Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

End-of-Life Care's Ongoing Evolution
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Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

End of Life Care's Ongoing Evolution
Conclusions: Continuing shifts in society's cultural landscape, ongoing emphasis on value versus volume, and other industry fiscal imperatives continue to evoke an evolution in end-of-life care. The attainment of successful outcomes by professional case managers with those populations will be dependent on awareness and comprehension of regulations, legislation, and reimbursement; the influences of ongoing industry trends; availability of emerging resources; and ongoing technological advances. Ethical excellence remains at the core of case management across the interprofessional workforce and the transitions of care. Imp...
Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Highly Reliable Case Management
This article explores how professional case managers can use evidence-based practice and generative knowledge to improve professional practice. In addition, the authors provide examples of how to actively support continuous change and high reliability within an organization. (Source: Professional Case Management)
Source: Professional Case Management - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Reflections on a Hero: The Nexus of Case Management and Life Care Planning
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Case Management Matters Source Type: research

The Role of the Public Member: Providing the Consumer Perspective in Certification
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CCMC News and Views Source Type: research

The Four C's of Client Care Considerations
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues Source Type: research

Case Managers and Community Efforts to Impact the Opioid Crisis
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: The HeartBeat of Case Management Source Type: research

Health Literacy and Case Management
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CMSA Highlights Source Type: research

The Montreal Cognitive Test Intervention: The Relationship Between Cognitive-Impaired Patients and Readmissions
Background: The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between cognitive impairment among Medicare patients and hospital readmissions. Although there has been research on cognitive impairment and readmissions, seldom action has been done in regard to economic costs with hospitals. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program in 2012. Hospitals may not be fully reimbursed for Medicare patient readmissions within 30 days (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012). Study Design: An ethnographic approach was utilized with purposive sampling. ...
Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Patient Rights at the End of Life: The Ethics of Aid-in-Dying
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Patient Rights at the End of Life: The Ethics of Aid-in-Dying
Conclusions: When state laws do not support a terminally ill person's ability to make his or her own end-of-life decisions based on his or her own preferences and desires related to PAD and dignity in dying, there can be moral conflictions with the existing ethical principles that can contribute to additional distress and anxiety in the terminally ill patient. Not allowing the terminally ill patient the legal right to choose his or her preferences and desires at the end of life goes against the freedom of the patient to choose. The aging population is growing quickly, and people are living longer, which means the frail e...
Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research