Case Management

Case Management Articles by Topic: Staff Education and Development

Mentor moment: Educating the medical staff

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 49, December 5, 2012

    “It’s like herding cats. ”This is the description hospital staff give when...

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  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 49, December 5, 2012

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Sneak peek: Strategies to help staff understand, review research

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 42, October 17, 2012

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News: IHI seminar to focus on benefits of patient-centered care

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 42, October 17, 2012

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News: Make plans for Case Management Week observance

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 35, August 29, 2012

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Mentor moment: If at first you don?t? succeed, try again

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 30, July 25, 2012

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Sneak peek: Preparation strategies for certification exam success

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 29, July 18, 2012

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Sneak peek: Creative ways to improve staff morale without spending a lot of money

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 22, June 1, 2011

    Even with today's tight budgets, there are ways to brighten the faces of staff members. We asked a...

Mentor moment: Offer physicians insight, not just 'education'

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 42, October 20, 2010

    The detail of clinical documentation assumes a new role for surgeons as we move towards bundled...

Mentor moment: The Lean Six Sigma process applied to case management

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 31, August 4, 2010

    Case managers can join the various industry leaders that have used the Lean process to reduce waste...

Tip: Schedule regular staff meetings

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 31, August 4, 2010

    Case management departments should discuss reports that address the following topics at staff...

Sneak peek: The 2010 case management salary survey results are in

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 17, April 28, 2010

    Despite the struggling economy, more than half of survey respondents (62%) reported that they...

Sneak peek: The 2010 case management salary survey results are in

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 14, April 7, 2010

    Despite the struggling economy, more than half of survey respondents (62%) reported that they...

Mentor moment: A nurse is more than just a nurse

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 7, February 17, 2010

    Kimberly Richert, RN, CCDS looks back on her 20 year nursing career.

Mentor moment: Addressing mental health issues improves patients' physical health

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 5, February 3, 2010

    Poor communication between physicians who treat physical issues and providers who treat mental...

CMW tip: Consider multiple physician advisors

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 1, January 6, 2010

    In most hospitals, the physician advisor should be available every day, at least on an on-call...

CMW news: Number of nursing school applicants up 3.5%

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 49, December 9, 2009

    Enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased 3.5% in 2009; however, nearly...

What are the benefits of using whiteboards to track patient discharges?

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Imagine a communication tool in patient rooms that allows interaction between the patient, his or...

Free software can help you prepare for RAC audits

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Do you ever wonder how the postacute transfer rule will affect the reimbursement for a particular...

Expediting discharges with a case manager–nurse practitioner model

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Organizing and executing discharges in a timely manner at a busy teaching hospital is quite an...

CMW Mentor Moment: Evaluate your facility's ED solutions

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 7, February 18, 2009

    On Monday, February 16, 2009, HCPro, Inc., launched a new, free online resource for hospital case...

CMW News: Patients unable to recognize physicians, study finds

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 5, February 4, 2009

    A new study conducted by the University of Chicago and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

CMW Sneak Peek: Starting case managers out on the right foot

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 3, January 21, 2009

    Despite the effect the economic downturn is having on the national job market, hospitals still face...

CMW Tip of the Week: A second look at observation orders

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 2, January 14, 2009

    Last week’s tip on standardizing physician level of care orders inspired some readers to...

Starting case managers on the right foot

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    Despite the effect the economic downturn is having on the national job market, hospitals still face...

Improve patient advocacy by creating a managed care partnership

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    Managed care companies are viewed as the Goliath to a case management program’s David...

CMW Tip of the Week: Communication is key with physician advisors

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 52, December 31, 2008

    This week’s tip comes from Sharon Mass, PhD, ACM, and Donna Ukanowicz, MS, RN, ACM.

CMW Tip of the Week: Hospitalists reduce length of stay

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 49, December 10, 2008

    Hospitalists create a win-win situation for themselves and the hospitals they work in, says Toni...

CMW Tip of the Week: Clarifying delivery of the IM

  • Case Management Weekly, Issue 48, December 3, 2008

    Last week’s tip on delivering the Important Message (IM) from Medicare prompted some...

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to attacking avoidable days

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    As facilitators and coordinators of patient care services, case managers are in the best position...

Case managers and documentation specialists: Collaboration for improved documentation and communication

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    The relationship between clinical documentation specialists (CDS) and case managers is not...

Maximizing your PA program: How one facility uses PAs to create a team approach to patient care

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    If you are not taking advantage of the expertise your physician advisor (PA) can offer to your case...

Say yes to best practices in denial prevention

  • Case Management Monthly, Issue 10, October 1, 2008

    Today, hospitals are facing many challenges: Shrinking payer sources, increasing charity care...