March 2, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses implementation of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) and the implementation deadline, which is just a week away.

January 23, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week's note from the instructor discusses new guidance released by CMS regarding the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) form for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

August 17, 2018
Case Management Monthly

As you develop a case management program, recognize the importance of clarifying case management and coordination to the provider, payer, and consumer. It is also important to understand the basic and standardized roles of the RN case manager and clinical social worker.

August 15, 2018
Medicare Web

How can case managers and social workers align themselves with the revenue cycle?

August 14, 2018
Medicare Web

Death and dying processes require sensitive discussion between patients, next-of-kin, and inpatient providers (i.e., attending/hospitalist physician) to facilitate decision-making and coordination of care. Social workers can facilitate such communication and may coordinate meetings between relevant persons.

August 10, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Trauma-informed care is an approach to providing care that recognizes and understands how past trauma—such as child abuse, domestic violence, or events like natural disasters, car accidents, or crime—may affect a person so the provider can respond in a way that promotes safety and avoids re-traumatizing that person.

August 7, 2018
Medicare Web

Time management in case management services across the continuum comprises three concepts: Cognitive work rather than multitasking, funneling the caseload to a workload, and fluid reprioritization of 8–15 “juicy jobs.”

August 8, 2018
Medicare Web

How can case managers in the population health model ensure their patients have access to food and shelter once they leave the hospital?

August 3, 2018
Case Management Monthly

Some patients seem resistant to interventions aimed at helping them avoid preventable hospital visits. These so-called high utilizers typically have multiple chronic conditions, along with social or psychological conditions and/or substance use issues that can interfere with effective care. AbsoluteCARE, an ambulatory ICU, was created for these patients.

July 31, 2018
Medicare Web

The most important aspect to remember about psychiatric patients in the ED is to help them and their families (if present) feel safe.

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