CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011 - (Page 18)

Case Management’s Value Demonstrating Case Management’s Value to Hospitals’ Bottom Line You Can Do It! You Do It Every Day Do you remember the nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty who sat on the wall? The old nursery rhyme reminds me of where hospitals are today, teetering on the wall, trying to balance the delivery of quality care in a cost-effective manner. BY CAROL CANADA, RN, BS, CCM ell, it’s hard to keep Humpty Dumpty on the wall, and it takes team effort to accomplish it; you remember what happened to Humpty when he fell off the wall, don’t you? We don’t want that happening to hospitals trying to find that balance necessary to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care. Fortunately, one important member of the team helping hospitals find that balance, and to move on, is the case manager. W CASE MANAGEMENT: A NECESSITY Case management models vary from hospital to hospital, depending on what leaders at each determine to be the activities that fall under the umbrella of the case management department. One thing, however, is constant in each venue: The case management $1,400,000.00 $1,200,00.00 $1,000,000.00 $800,000.00 $600,000.00 $400,000.00 $200,000.00 $- Savings Oct-08 Nov-08 Dec-08 Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09 Apr-09 May-09 Jun-09 Jul-09 Aug-09 Sep-09 18 CMSA TODAY Issue 2 • 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011

CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011
Table of Contents
Outgoing President’s Letter
Incoming President’s Letter
How Care Coordination Affects You
Demonstrating Case Management’s Value to Hospitals’ Bottom Line
Making the Case for Evidence-Based Case Management Practice and Programs
Association News
Ask the Expert
Facility Profile
View From Capitol Hill
Case Management and the Law
Ethics Casebook
Mentoring Matters
Index of Advertisers

CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011