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Clear Patient Assignment Methodology: The Fourth Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Typically, a healthcare organization’s rationale for stratifying the distinct segments of its patient population is closely associated with its modern care management model’s patient assignment decision-making. But whatever the risk stratification option used to determine specific populations, the resulting patient... Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

Deploying a Model that Maximizes Staff Time and Patient Management: The Third Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Deploying your modern care management model successfully is contingent on two key areas: 1) Defining patient management priorities 2) Creating a process that maximizes care team members’ assignments and time. Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

Case Management in the ED: Why It’s More Important Than Ever

Common wisdom suggests, when a person comes to the Emergency Room, they do so because they need emergency care. It’s up to nurses, physicians and available specialists and staff to provide the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible, with follow-up care tended to after the fact. But while this need to provide... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Case Management, blog, Care Management

What Happens at CMSA 2019 Affects All of Healthcare

You all know the old adage: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But here’s a secret I’ll let you in on: That sentiment definitely does not hold true for CMSA. Not by a long shot. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Case Management, blog, Care Management

Defining Care Team Roles According to Population Needs: The Second Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Does care management design mean more “boots on the ground” are needed immediately—or not? Interestingly, many key transformation officers believe the answer to this question is a definitive “yes.” A few years ago, about 97 percent of health system leaders we surveyed were either already investing in or planning to... Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

Targeting Populations Prioritized by Risk Factors: The First Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Though every healthcare leader likely has a care management or case management resource today, our current resources were not designed for managing populations under risk-based contracts. In fact, they were mostly created under a fee-for-service system and, as a result, addressed only specific needs of an individual... Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

ACMA 2019: Reflecting on the Annual Transitions of Care Conference

I look forward to the national American Case Management Association (ACMA) National Conference every spring. This year, the ACMA celebrated its 20th anniversary in Seattle, Washington April 14-17, hosting four full days of education, networking and fun. Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare IT, Case Management, blog

ACMA 2018: Everything is Bigger in Texas

Big case management problems call for bigger disruptive technologies to solve them. There were so many things about ACMA 2018 (the annual conference of the American Case Management Association held April 24-27 in Houston, Texas) that surprised me. This isn’t my first conference rodeo, I may add. I couldn’t begin to... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Transitions, Case Management

Role of the Case Manager in 2020…And Beyond

Healthcare is changing, and the changes brought about by legislative reform, payment restructuring and technology will touch every facet of the field. For people like me, I find this to be a very exciting time to be working in healthcare. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination Software, Case Management