Case Management: A Model that Touches the Care Continuum

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Case Management 1.0, Transitions of Care 1.0

Readmission reduction programs have popped up all over the nation as hospitals seek to avoid readmission penalties. Sharp Healthcare in San Diego California, was given the opportunity to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), through a grant from CMS to work with other hospital systems and the community-based organization Aging and Independence Services.

Connecting and communicating all the pieces is where the art of managing patients lies. Electronic data support is essential to success in not only transitioning hospitalized patients between services and departments, but enables hospital-based staff to connect and keep track of patients after they are back in the community.

This course describes the art of transitioning patients from the hospital back to the community: a case management model to help manage 30 day readmissions.

This session was recorded live at our 2017 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality and Patient Safety.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the value of readmission risk assessments and bridging inpatient with outpatient case management
  • Identify key components of the care continuum in the patient journey from hospital back into the community
  • Define the critical community partnerships in the discharge plan for patients at risk for readmissions
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

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

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the 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 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94. CE Broker Tracking# 20-582977.

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 August 31, 2017 through March 15, 2020. Original release date: May 19, 2017.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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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 online activity.

Cecile Davis, MSN, PHN, RN-BC
Cecile Davis is the Patient Safety Program Coordinator at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and has worked for Sharp HealthCare for 6 years. She has been a registered nurse for 34 years. Formerly, she was working at Sharp HealthCare, as the manager of the Community-based Care Transitions Intervention program (CCTP). This community-based innovations award from Medicare was an effort to reduce readmissions of Medicare patients as they transition from hospital to home. She also manages a Care Transitions Program (CTI) for the underserved at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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