Transitions of Care - 3hr Course

3.0 CME Credits

3.0 CE Credits

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 3.0, Case Management 3.0, Transitions of Care 3.0, Physician Advisor 3.0

Transitions of Care is defined as the movement of patients from one practice setting to another. Transitions happen when moving from one care provider to another, changing the health care setting, or even moving to another level of care within the same setting. During these transitions, poor coordination between providers, patients, and caregivers can lead to medical errors, bad outcomes, and even life-threatening situations. In addition, inefficiencies waste resources and discourage health care providers and consumers. These situations occur during transitions because information is not communicated properly; sometimes not at all.

The health care industry strives to provide the best quality care delivery within each practice setting and area of responsibility. This course will improve your knowledge of care transitions and support your understanding of a complex health system with no clearly defined responsibilities for effective patient hand-offs.

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Review the National Priorities and Quality Strategies
  • Explore the various transitions of care models
  • Define the legal and regulatory requirements under health care reform
  • Discuss the seven elements for improving transitions of care
  • Examine performance measures supporting transitions of care.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this Internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 3.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed. This activity is valid from January 11, 2016 through March 31, 2018.

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COURSE FEES:  Diplomate $80.00      Member $100.00      Non-Member $120.00


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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this activity.

Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN

Cheri Lattimer serves as Coalition Director for the National Transitions of Care Coalition and as Executive Director for the Case Management Society of America. Mrs. Lattimer possesses broad experience and depth of expertise in case management, advanced care management interventions, managed care administration, the development and implementation of integrated medical and behavioral care management systems, continuing education models, contracting, total quality management programs, medical record documentation, and the creation of more efficient models of health care coordination within various health care systems.

Currently, Ms. Lattimer is Executive Director for CMSA and the President for CMI, Inc. Previous positions include Executive VP, Clinical Services at Health Integrated, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, VP Care Management Services at McKesson - Access Health Solutions, and VP of Medical Management for a Physician Management Services Organization. She is a member of CMLC, DMAA, ACHE and the URAC Board of Directors. She participates on advisory panels for the Society of Hospital Medicine supporting the Heart Failure Initiative and Glycemic Control Program and the Project Director for the National Transitions of Care Coalition. Ms. Lattimer is a frequent lecturer on topics such as management of chronic and high risk conditions, evolving role of case management, medication adherence, integrated care management programs and information systems, outcomes research studies, disease management, and the role of care management.



Nancy Skinner, RN-BC, CCM
Nancy Skinner served as President-Elect (2011-12) on the Case Management Society of America's National Board of Directors and as an Advisory Council Member to the National Transitions of Care Coalition.
Although her healthcare education has a foundation in both acute and post acute nursing, she has for the past 20 years primarily served as a case manager, case management supervisor, and national case management trainer and educator. While her case management career has included a variety of practice settings including managed care, home health care and education, she most values her ability to advance case management education.

In her current position, Nancy serves as Principal Consultant for Riverside HealthCare Consulting. In that role, Nancy develops programs for payors and providers that reflect the state of the science of case management and other related medical management strategies. Additionally, she also advances educational opportunities for case managers through her role as an Adjunct Faculty Member for the University of Southern Indiana Case Management Program.

In 1998, she was honored as the Illinois Case Manager of the Year and in 2002, she was named the CMSA National Case Manager of the Year. In 2008, she was presented the Grassroots Award by the Chattanooga Chapter of the Case Management Society of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Case Management Society of America.

She has been active in CMSA at both the local and national level including serving as a National Officer of CMSA from 1995 to 2000 and 2004 to 2007. In 2011, she was elected for a second term as president of that organization. She has also assisted CMSA in developing programs that have advanced case management education including primary authorship of twelve Case Management Resource Paths and several Case Management Adherence Guidelines. Nancy is also a founding member of the National Transition of Care Coalition and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hospital Quality Foundation.


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