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

Shared Decision-Making: A New Frontier for Case Management Leadership
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Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Shared Decision-Making: A New Frontier for Case Management Leadership
Conclusions: Communication skill is an essential case management competency. Shared decision-making is a communication process in which a case manager and a client collaborate to make the best health care decisions based on what matters most to the client. Case managers must undertake education and training to become fluent in shared decision-making as a core feature of person-centered, professional practice. Implications for Professional Case Management Practice: Professional case managers must understand the concept and principles of shared decision-making as applies in their practice as well as their responsibiliti...
Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Compassion Fatigue
This article discusses the difference between compassion fatigue and BOS, the key symptoms, how to self-test for compassion fatigue, and steps to take to minimize this epidemic. (Source: Professional Case Management)
Source: Professional Case Management - January 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Editorial Source Type: research

Improving Interdisciplinary Communication Using a Group Work Program Software Application
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Case Management Matters Source Type: research

“Boots-on-the-Ground” Advocacy: Field Case Management and Transitions of Care
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CCMC News and Views Source Type: research

I'm Sorry: Laws That Support Apologies in Health Care
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues Source Type: research

Planting the Seeds to Nurture Future Case Managers
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: The HeartBeat of Case Management Source Type: research

Professional Case Management: Promoting the Value of Case Management
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CMSA Highlights Source Type: research

Reducing Hospital Readmissions in Upstate New York: Teasing Out the Effective Programs
Purpose of Study: The study's purpose was to identify hospital programs, organizational characteristics, and levels of nursing involvement in hospital programs that contribute significantly to reductions in readmission rates and reimbursement penalties for hospital systems in upstate New York. Primary Practice Setting: Hospitals located in upstate New York. Methodology and Sample: No sampling technique was employed because the cohort included hospitals located in upstate New York. Hospitals in upstate New York were selected (N = 94), representing 53 counties ranging between metropolitan and rural status. Using an e...
Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Advancing Complex Case Management Competencies in a Health Care System
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Advancing Complex Case Management Competencies in a Health Care System
Conclusion: Studies on hospital length of stay are prevalent as are studies of effective case management and the importance of a comprehensive education program. Correlating effective case management to successful disposition of long-stay patients and efficacy of discharge planning education is the focus of this review of evidence. Creation of advanced case management competency education will benefit patients, staff, and the health care system by increasing the skill level to promote early recognition of discharge barriers in complex long-stay patients. Implications for Case Management Practice: Continued focus on af...
Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Leveraging Interprofessional Team-Based Care Toward Case Management Excellence: Part 2, Team Development, Interprofessional Team Activation, and Sustainability
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Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research

Leveraging Interprofessional Team-Based Care Toward Case Management Excellence: Part 2, Team Development, Interprofessional Team Activation, and Sustainability
Conclusions: Shifts in reimbursement models, organizational cultures, and client populations have yielded emphasis on the swift IPTBC implementation. In addition, the recognition of team development as a fluid process endemic to achieve client-centric outcomes and organizational return on investment mandates a keen eye to the phases of a team implementation, especially those that are interprofessional in scope. Implications for Case Management Practice: With case management so closely linked to the fiscal imperatives of organizations, engagement in IPTBC is a necessity for every practice setting yet not always impleme...
Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Mass Casualties and Case Management
The mass casualty statistics in the United States is numbing. Case managers must be prepared for potential disasters. This Editorial speaks to a case manager's personal experience and calls for others who have been through an experience with mass casualties, so all may better prepare: preparation is the antidote to panic. (Source: Professional Case Management)
Source: Professional Case Management - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Editorial Source Type: research

Developing Health Policy That Drives Compassion in a Value-Driven Health Care System
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Case Management Matters Source Type: research

What All Case Managers Can Do to Help Improve Care Transitions
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CCMC News and Views Source Type: research

A Keen Eye Avoids Plagiarism: A Cautionary Tale
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues Source Type: research

Social Work: The Power of Case Management's Interprofessional Workforce
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: The HeartBeat of Case Management Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Margaret (Peggy) Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: In Memoriam Source Type: research

Ambition Is a Fabulous Word
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Departments: CMSA Highlights Source Type: research

Time Contribution of Social Workers in Care Management: Value for Older Adults
Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this study was to examine the time contribution of social workers in delivering AIMS (Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social), a care management protocol designed to address patients' nonmedical needs, and the association of time contribution with patients' depression outcomes. Primary Practice Setting: The study was conducted in 6 primary care provider clinics housed in a large, urban academic medical center located in the Midwestern United States. Methodology and Sample: A longitudinal, quasi-experimental study employing survey procedures and a retrospective review o...
Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Improving Care Transitions to Drive Patient Outcomes: The Triple Aim Meets the Four Pillars
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Source: Professional Case Management - October 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: CE Tests Source Type: research