By Dana Spector, Associate Managing Editor, AHC Media

Early case management models fail to meet the needs of the changing healthcare landscape. CMS has instituted links between cost and quality through value-based purchasing, payment penalties for high readmission rates, and other cost-saving measures. Hospitals and healthcare systems must reanalyze the design, roles and functions, and staffing ratios of their case management departments.

But selecting the most appropriate model will depend on the needs of the organization, the available resources, and the expected goals and outcomes. What's your plan to reshape your case managers' roles?

AHC Media can help you draw a road map during our webinar, “Re-engineering Your Case Management Department: It’s Simple, It’s Just Not Easy” on June 8. During this session, you'll learn how to identify the changes or upgrades you may need to make in your own case management department. For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

For even more information, be sure to check out AHC's go-to resources for case managers: Case Management Advisor and Hospital Case Management.