CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011 - (Page 5)

CMSA Issue 2 • 2011 CMSA TODAY Table of Contents IN THIS ISSUE DEPARTMENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS ASK THE EXPERT 30 37 COVER STORY 14 The Role of the Case Manager in Accountable Care Organizations By Maureen Boshier, RN, MSN, MBA, LP.D., FACHE and Felizitas Devine, RN, MS, MBA, CCM The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brings about changes to reduce waste and to push Medicare costs down while improving quality and efficiency. How Care Coordination Affects You By Jane Brock, MD, MSPH In 2001, the Institute of Medicine issued a report that called for increased care coordination across the health care system to improve quality of care and reduce errors. Ten years later, we are on the verge of finally acting on these recommendations on a very large scale. FACILITY PROFILE 39 Medical Management Software Boosts Efficiency, Profitability for Small Organizations By Pat Stricker, RN, M.Ed. Acuity AnyWare, a Web-enabled application, is the result of a CMSA and TCS partnership. VIEW FROM CAPITOL HILL 41 COLUMNS OUTGOING PRESIDENT’S LETTER Life Is Change. We Can Handle It Together. By Teresa M. Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CCM, CCP At the Table By Peggy Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP If case managers do not have a “seat at the table,” we will find ourselves on the menu. 8 CASE MANAGEMENT AND THE LAW 42 INCOMING PRESIDENT’S LETTER 10 Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Case Management By Mary Beth Newman, MSN, RN-BC, CMAC, CCP, CCM FEATURES Demonstrating Case Management’s Value to Hospitals’ Bottom Line You Can Do It! You Do It Every Day. By Carol Canada, RN, BS, CCM As healthcare reform becomes a reality, the ability to demonstrate the value of case management in hospitals is a necessity. Case Management Standards & Sound Regulation Promoting Practice That Produces Results By Garry Carneal, JD, MA CMSA and its membership have taken a leadership role to ensure organizations supporting private-sector and publicsector case management programs meet or exceed baseline quality, clinical, and legal requirements. ETHICS CASEBOOK 18 43 We’re All Ethical. Aren’t We? By John Banja, PhD If we want ethical case managers, then we need ethical case management organizations and leaders, because doing the right thing can be uncomfortable and can even expose the case manager to harm. MENTORING MATTERS 22 45 Making the Case for Evidence-Based Case Management Practice and Programs By Hussein Tahan, DNSc, RN Today’s health care professionals and executives recognize evidence-based practice as a key strategy for delivering quality, safe, and cost-effective health and human services to clients and their support systems. Are You Helping New Case Managers Climb the Ladder – Or Are You ‘Eating Your Young’? By Wendy De Vreugd, RN, BSN, PHN, FNP, CCDS, MBA The field of case management is aging and we have just begun to prove the good outcomes we help ensure and the true value of our services. INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Issue 2 • 2011 46 CMSA TODAY 5

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