In this healthcare compliance webinar attendees will understand the role of the hospitalist, the hospitalist group and the collaboration responsibility with the case management department to ensure compliance with federal regulations, decreasing length of stay, and methods to improve case management outcomes.
Consultant, Case Management Concepts LLC
Bev Cunningham, MS, RN, ACM is a founding partner of Case Management Concepts, LLC. She has a 25-year deep working knowledge of case management with specific expertise in denials management, patient flow and the role of the Case Manager and Social Worker in the Case Management process. Bev is also a certified case manager with the American Case Management Association. She has served as a Commissioner on the Commission for Case Management Certification and is a fellow with the Advisory Board. Bev is also the former Vice President of Resource Management at Medical City Dallas Hospital.
She has co-authored a book for hospital case managers—Core Skills for Hospital Case Managers and has written the utilization management chapter in the past two editions of CMSA’s book, Core Curriculum for Case management.
The past twenty years hospitalists have been integrating acute care hospitals with the initial goal of decreasing length of stay. As the role of the hospitalist has evolved there has been an increased attention to collaboration with case managers and social workers to ensure not only a decreased length of stay, but compliance to federal and state regulations, as well as following contractual agreements with commercial payers.
Over the years the role of the hospitalist has become more specialized with expansion in to OB, ICU and pediatrics. These various specialized roles will also be discussed.
For these processes to be optimal and best-practice, there must be strong leadership in both the hospitalist group(s) and the case management department.
Some hospitalist groups have not been able to impact hospital outcomes because of the gap of leadership coordination for both the hospitalist group and/or the case management department. Additionally, there are not always hospitalist dashboards to show the outcomes and to allow development of strategies to improve those outcomes not being met.
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