July 10, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Health disparities have received plenty of attention lately, and for good reason. These differences, which exist among various groups in the United States, can affect everything from readmission rates to health outcomes and are often the result of environmental, social, and economic factors.

July 17, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Patients who leave the hospital against medical advice are more likely than other patients to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, adding up to a sizable and costly problem, according to a study published June 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.

July 24, 2020
Case Management Monthly

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created challenges for case management departments. They must balance protecting the health of case management staff while maximizing productivity. In this new environment, departments are closely examining the role of the utilization review (UR) case manager.

July 31, 2020
Case Management Monthly

Casey is on her way to the closest emergency department (ED). She is ill and has felt this way for the past nine days. Her symptoms resemble those associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).