News & Analysis

April 16, 2021
Case Management Monthly

Many case management and finance departments have been busy with appeal activities since CMS resumed its regulatory audits on August 3, 2020. Utilization review (UR) nurses are reporting increasing numbers of commercial denials as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is resolving.

April 9, 2021
Case Management Monthly

End-of-life and palliative care are growing areas of focus for many case managers due to the aging U.S. population. One important aspect of this care is related to pain management.

April 2, 2021
Case Management Monthly

It’s been a little more than a year since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began. For case managers, it’s been a year filled with challenges and change. But despite its difficulties, the year also brought with it some important lessons about patient care and best practices.

March 31, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: What are the best strategies for case managers to utilize when aiming to help patients with low health literacy?

March 26, 2021
Case Management Monthly

Hannah looks down the heart transplant unit hallway. She has worked here as a heart transplant case manager for the past five years. In her position, Hannah has the unique opportunity to follow her patients across the care continuum, both before and after the transplant.

March 24, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: Healthcare in rural communities remains an issue. Hospitals in rural areas continue to close at an alarming rate, creating problems for many communities across the U.S. How can these communities respond, and what role can case managers play in this response?