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The financial demands on the current healthcare system puts more pressure on case managers to prepare patients for hospital discharge, ensure that they receive care in an appropriate venue, and/or support the patients in managing their chronic illnesses, says Teri Treiger, RN-C, MA, CCM, CCP, a case management consultant based in Holbrook, MA, and past president of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), with headquarters in Little Rock, AR.

Pressures escalate to keep patients out of hospital, and ED