Case Management

Tip: Partnering with finance department benefits case management

Case Management Weekly, January 12, 2011

Case management’s many ties to the organization’s financial status make establishing ties to the finance department a worthwhile endeavor.

The ability to share information and provide data that affect a hospital’s bottom line  opens doors to resources. CFOs have the ability to approve or deny any program or resources with associated costs. Case management departments can win allies and earn a prominent seat at the decision-making table by providing proof of their ability to:

  • Prevent denials by properly assigning admission status,
  • Prevent inappropriate admissions, and
  • Discharge patients without delay days.

This week’s tip is adapted from Prevent Denials and Win Appeals: The Hospital Case Manager's Guide to Revenue Integrity published by HCPro, Inc. For more information on this newsletter or to order your copy, visit the HCMarketplace.

Do you have a question about a case management topic? Send it to Associate Editor Ben Amirault at bamirault@hcpro.com. An answer to your question might appear in a future issue of Case Management Weekly.

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