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Pilot Prevents Unnecessary Hospitalizations by Optimizing Transfers of Nursing Facility Residents

Designed to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility patients, a new study focuses on how to optimize transfers of these patients between facilities and acute-care institutions by improving care and communication, according to research from Indiana University (IU) and Regenstrief … finish reading Pilot Prevents Unnecessary Hospitalizations by Optimizing Transfers of Nursing Facility Residents

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Cultural Competency Between Case Manager and Patient Breeds Engagement, Retention

Communicating with vulnerable patients effectively, whether it’s about medication non-adherence, or simply what is or isn’t working, requires a certain level of cultural competency between the case manager and patient, says Jay Hale, LPC, CEAP, director of quality improvement and … finish reading Cultural Competency Between Case Manager and Patient Breeds Engagement, Retention

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Strategies for Finding, Engaging Dual Eligibles

To locate, stratify and engage dual eligibles, Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC) starts with state-supplied information to reach this largely older adult and disabled population, explains Julie Faulhaber, HCSC’s vice president of enterprise Medicaid. If that information is inaccurate, HCSC … finish reading Strategies for Finding, Engaging Dual Eligibles

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4 Strategies to Reduce Readmissions, Cost of Medically Complex

Targeting frail elderly patients at high risk of preventable healthcare utilization, and providing them with telephonic case management support at two critical transitions — after they’ve been admitted to the hospital, and after they’ve been discharged from home visits — … finish reading 4 Strategies to Reduce Readmissions, Cost of Medically Complex

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7 Ways Case Managers Can Engage Vulnerable Members in Telephonic Outreach

Telephonic outreach by healthcare case managers helps to bridge the care divide, supporting and improving the health of vulnerable and high-risk populations, says Jay Hale, LPC, CEAP, director of quality improvement and clinical operations at Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA). … finish reading 7 Ways Case Managers Can Engage Vulnerable Members in Telephonic Outreach

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Value of Case Management Collaboration with Home Health, SNFs and Long-Term Care

One of the keys to success in following patients within the continuum of care is building a collaboration and relationship with them, and that includes having a case manager available, say Diane Littlewood, director of population management operations with Geisinger … finish reading Value of Case Management Collaboration with Home Health, SNFs and Long-Term Care

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10 Attributes of Embedded Nurse Navigators

Thinking critically, being creative and possessing good interpersonal skills were some of the attributes Bon Secours Health System looked for when recruiting nurse navigators in 2010. Nurse navigators are key to case management, explains Irene Zolotorofe, Bon Secours’ administrative director … finish reading 10 Attributes of Embedded Nurse Navigators

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13 Ways to Engage PCPs in Reducing Avoidable ER Utilization

Locating case managers in the ER, and ensuring that follow-up PCP appointments are scheduled and kept are two of the steps healthcare organizations are taking to engage PCPs in efforts to reduce avoidable use of the hospital ER, say respondents … finish reading 13 Ways to Engage PCPs in Reducing Avoidable ER Utilization

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4 Reasons to Conduct Home Visits

Assessing medication discrepancies and adherence, and observing changes in patients’ daily lifestyles were two reasons home visits proved critical in reducing unplanned hospital admissions days for its Medicaid and dually eligible population, says Jessica Simo, program manager with Durham Community … finish reading 4 Reasons to Conduct Home Visits

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