In an era of health care reform, value based purchasing and changes in payment, case managers must take a hard look at the infrastructure of their departments, particularly as they relate to the roles and functions performed by the nurse case managers and social workers. Since it may be difficult to obtain additional resources at this time in healthcare, it is important to re-visit your roles and functions to ensure that they are in sync with the current healthcare landscape and the needs of your organization. Whether you work in an Accountable Care Organization, or are thinking of joining one, the case management staff must function with a focus on the continuum of care and the transitions therein. The roles performed by the case management staff are the first step toward defining a contemporary department that meets today’s needs.
Join now for this 60-minute power packed event presented by an expert speaker who will give you an understanding of the contemporary roles and functions performed by case managers and social workers in the acute care setting. and also the mechanism for integrating the role of the social worker. Our speaker will walk you through a clear delimitation of the roles and functions of all the members of a case management team.
Who should attend? Case Management Directors and Managers, Discharge Planning Directors and Managers, Social Workers and Social Service Directors, Utilization Management Directors and Managers, Case Management, Discharge Planning, Social Service and Utilization Management Supervisors and Team Leads
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is Partner and Health Care Consultant in Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating acute care and community case management models, providing on-site education to case management staff, and strategies for assisting health care organizations in improving their case management department’s efficiency and effectiveness.