CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011 - (Page 13)

Legal Matters and Case Management Integrated CMs ARE LEGAL ADVOCATES, TOO Consulting to Help Patients BY BETTY OVERBEY, RN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, CRP, MSCC Picture this. Molly is 85. She was living alone at home when she fell and broke her hip. Or her arm. Or her leg. Or some other bone – the point is that she suffered a fracture. She was hospitalized for emergent and medical care, and then transferred to a rehabilitation unit for therapy, activities-of-daily-living (ADL) training and patient education. When discharge time came, the big question was whether she was still capable of independent living. Sound familiar? It is to many case managers, but the issues and answers aren’t always clear to attorneys who may become involved. Issue 1 • 2011 CMSA TODAY 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011

CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011
President’s Letter
Executive Director’s Message
Integrated Case Management – The Best Approach for Patients and Costs
CMs Are Legal Advocates, Too
CMSA Unveiling New Menu of Communication Options
Author Guidelines
Come and Learn

CMSA Today - Issue 1, 2011