- Filename: a-case-manager-s-study-guide.
- ISBN: 9781449667443
- Release Date: 2013
- Number of pages: 422
- Author: Denise Fattorusso
- Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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A Case Manager's Study Guide: Preparing for Certification, Fourth Edition is the perfect study guide for new case managers preparing to take the Certified Case Manager (CCM) exam and practicing case managers who are recertifying. Based on the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) six knowledge domains and eight essential activities, it addresses new changes passed and legislative updates resulting in significant changes in healthcare and case management. New topics include patient-centered care, readiness to change, evidence-based case management, and management outcomes. Completely updated and revised, A Case Manager's Study Guide: Preparing for Certification, Fourth Edition contains nearly 700 questions and comprehensive answer rationales. Included with the book is an online Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool designed to help nurses prepare for certification examinations by offering case-based questions, detailed rationales, and robust reporting. Navigate TestPrep: A Case Manager's Study Guide also sold separately. * Randomized questions create new exams on each attempt * Monitors results on practice examinations with score tracking and time on each task * Reporting tools evaluate progress and results on each attempt Don t forget to visit our nursing certification website: www.NursingCertificationSuccess.com.
Written specifically to help you pass the Certified Case Manager (CCM) exam, this book is the ultimate resource for case managers preparing for examination. It has been created and organized based on the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) exam blueprint by a certified case manager, so readers can feel confident that they are studying pertinent material.Each of the books chapters address one of the six knowledge domains covered on the exam: case management concepts, principles of practice, psychosocial aspects, healthcare management, rehabilitation, and healthcare reimbursement. Each chapter is further broken down to cover each of the topics outlined in the exam blueprint.CCM Certification Made Easy provides a comprehensive yet concise review of the core material needed to pass the CCM exam, and is provided in a well organized, easy to read format, to help you make the most efficient use of your study time. No filler or fluff, just the facts.
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Written by renowned author, Catherine Mullahy, The Case Manager s Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the ultimate how-to guide for case managers. This practical resource helps case managers build fundamentals, study for the CCM exam, and most importantly, advance their careers after the exam. Using real-life examples and an easy-to-read, conversant style, this reference defines Best in Class case management, examines the case management process, and presents practical procedural information. It is an excellent daily reference and training resource for new case managers and seasoned professionals in various setting facing the day-to-day challenges of case management. Certain to become the go to resource resource that previous editions have, this Fourth Edition features updated and enhanced chapters, and brand new chapters covering such timely topics as: * Obesity The New Epidemic * Our Nation s Multiculturalism and Challenges to Case Managers * Health Literacy and Adherence Issues * Pharmaceuticals The Ever-Evolving World * Our Aging Population, Medical Advancements and New Case Management Considerations * Direct to Consumer Community-Based Case Management * Continuum Concepts"
This text contains the core body of knowledge for case management practice as delineated by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), the largest professional organization of case managers. The core curriculum provides a "synthesis of case management evolution," and presents essential elements, concepts, and vision for current and future case management practice. This edition is significantly expanded to reflect the dynamic changes taking place in case management. Each chapter is organized in a consistent format that includes learning objectives; introduction; important terms and concepts; key definitions; and references.
Case Management in Health Care is a comprehensive reference designed to educate nurses and other health care professionals on the processes involved in case management. This reference discusses interventions and collaboration efforts that are necessary to move the patient through the continuum of care. It explores the changes in case management and it explains the financial, legal, and service aspects of this field. It is appropriate for nursing students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as for practicing case managers. Focuses on the most current topics that are based on the changes and trends in case management and health care. Addresses health care policies, laws and regulations as they apply to a case manager's day-to-day responsibilities. Presents the basics on health insurance and the alternate funding programs equipping case managers to become active advocates for their patients. Explores the pitfalls and barriers frequently encountered when locating appropriate patient resources, and explains how to overcome them. Discusses various levels of care and treatment settings outside the acute care setting (ex. skilled nursing facility and home health care). Explains the increasing number of case management models that are being used in various clinical settings. Compares the roles and responsibilities of a utilization manager and a case manager, emphasizing the need for their collective efforts in providing quality patient care. Case Management and Technology, focuses on systems support, technology tools and resources, meaningful reporting, using the Internet, and video conferencing in relation to effectively serving patients. Quality Management for Case Managers, covers guidelines for quality management, organization standards and practices, accountability, increasing customer satisfaction, and measuring utilization and costs. Audits, identifies auditing entities and discusses development of successful competency programs to meet regulatory standards specific to case management. The Importance of Credentialing, discusses the significance of credentialing as the start of the quality process of an organization. Discusses new modalities for case management such as demand management, care management, drug state management, and disability management. Addresses the complexity of the moral and ethical issues facing today's case managers. Includes content on worker's compensation, on-site vs. telephonic case management, and tools to improve the case management practice. Tips and training tools for care givers are updated to include agencies, literature, and various web sites dedicated to care giving. Expanded content on legal and legislative issues such as the Balanced Budget Act (BBA), Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Provides current coverage of funding and insurance programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Children's health coverage, Veteran's benefits, and TRICARE. Content in Complex Care and Post Acute Care units have been expanded to include the latest advances in emergency care, hospice, and managing geriatric, transplant, mentally ill patients. Each chapter begins with Objectives that list key points and focus the reader on essential content to better prepare them for learning. Suggested Websites and Resources listed at the end of chapter provide reader with opportunity for further study and research. End of Chapter Exercises (1-5 questions) promote active learning and application of pertinent content. An AJN Book of the Year Award winner!
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CCM Exam Secrets can help you pass the Certified Case Manager Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our detailed and use friendly CCM Exam Secrets study guide is written by exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you'll need to know to ace your test from the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Along with an in depth review, our original research reveals little known weaknesses of the CCM that you can exploit to increase your exam score. Here are just some of the topics covered in the guide: *Five Test Taking Secrets, Psychosocial Aspects, Healthcare Reimbursement, Rehabilitation, Healthcare Management and Delivery, Principles of Practice, Case Management Concepts, Case Management Principles and Strategies, Knowledge Domains and Sub-domains, Psychosocial and Support Systems, Vocational Concepts and Strategies and much more...
Score higher with the new and improved CCM Certification Study Guide 2015-2016 by Trivium Test prep. Think all Certified Case Manager certification exam study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career! Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the CCM certification exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the CCM Exam....and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Preps CCM Study Guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the Certified Case Manager certification exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our CCM study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; CCM certification exam practice questions are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven - not filled with excess junk, silly attempts at humor, or confusing filler - so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.
The position of nurse case managers can be a rewarding but challenging career, as these managers play a vital role in a patient’s care. In A Guide for Nurse Case Managers, author Charlotte Cox provides an insightful guide to this evolving field of medicine. Geared for those working in hospital settings, clinics, and health plan offices, this helpful reference text provides guidelines, tips, and tools for becoming a successful nurse case manager. With more than thirty years of health care experience, Cox provides a detailed overview of this important nursing position that works to usher a patient through the health care system. A Guide for Nurse Case Managers • defines the case manager role; • provides an understanding of the basics of utilization and case management; • gives an overview of Medicare and Medicaid procedures; • discusses the care planning process; • shows how to structure a community resource base. Whether you are a new case manager, a student, or a seasoned nurse needing a refresher about job basics, A Guide for Nurse Case Managers will help to shape your practice, provide valuable tips and reference tools, and help you with proven organizational ideas to succeed in the career.
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The life care plan is a dynamic document that provides an organized plan for the current and future needs of individuals with chronic health care needs. It can serve as a roadmap for the families, caregivers, therapists, physicians, and others involved with the ongoing care of a special needs child. Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management brings together the many concepts involved in developing pediatric life care plans in one state-of-the-art publication. It serves as a resource for professionals involved in life care planning and case management of the pediatric patient. The unifying theme of each chapter is the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to an integrated continuum. The book includes detailed case studies and lists clinical resources for children with special needs. This authoritative volume features contributions from recognized medical professionals and experienced life care planners and case managers. Their knowledge and expertise illuminate important issues affecting special needs children and the individuals requesting and providing care.
The fully updated CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management, 3rd edition, is the definitive roadmap to an informed, effective, collaborative case management practice. This comprehensive, expertly-written guide provides those directly or indirectly involved in case management with information about best practices, descriptions of key terms, essential skills, and tools that fulfill the current Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) standards and requirements. Addressing the full spectrum of healthcare professional roles and environments, this is both a crucial certification study guide and vital clinical resource for the case management professionals in all specialty areas, from students to veteran case managers. This unique resource provides the core knowledge needed for safe, cost-effective case management with the following features ... NEW text boxes highlighting key information and vital practices in each chapter NEW and updated Standards of Practice implications in each chapter NEW and updated content on transitions of care, community-based care, care coordination, Value-Based Purchasing, ethics and social media, the impacts of health care reform, and digital technology NEW and updated content on accreditation in case management NEW chapter that lists key additional resources, by topic Official publication of the Case Management Society of America, connecting CMSA core curriculum to current CMSA Standards of Practice Easy-to-grasp, detailed topical outline format for quick scan of topics Complete, updated core knowledge required of case managers, with expert descriptions and direction on areas including: Case management roles, functions, tools, and processes Plans, clinical pathways, and use of technology Transitional planning Utilization management and resource management Leadership skills and concepts Quality and outcomes management; legal and ethical issues Education, training, and certification Health care insurance, benefits, and reimbursement systems Practice settings and throughput Interdisciplinary teams’ needs in: hospitals, community clinics, private practice, acute care, home care, long-term care and rehab settings, palliative care, and hospice settings Up-to-date guidance on case management specialty practices, including: nursing, life care planning, workers’ compensation, disability management, care of the elderly, behavioral health, transitions of care, subacute and long-term care, utilization review/management, primary care and medical/health home, and more Essential content for academic reference, training, certification study, case management models design, performance or program evaluation