Length of stay (LOS) management requires ongoing attention from the director/manager of case management to stay on budget. Directors who divert their attention, even for a few weeks, might find themselves spending too much. To avoid this situation, consider implementing the six best practices for LOS maintenance.
Tom, a 29-year-old, unemployed construction worker living on the East Coast, decides to drive on his own to the West Coast in hopes of finding a job. He avoids rest stops to decrease his total trip time. Halfway through his trip, he gets in a serious auto accident caused by another driver. The accident occurs in a state with mandated auto insurance.