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Case Management Advisor – March 1, 2008

March 1, 2008

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  • Plan STD educational outreaches for April

    "There are about 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted infectious diseases each year in the United States, and they don't just happen to people who are promiscuous or reckless. They can and do happen to anyone.
  • Community-based case managers guide consumers through health care maze

    Faced with a complex, difficult-to-negotiate health care system, multiple providers, and myriad treatment options, many health care consumers are looking for somewhere to turn, and that means opportunities for case managers, says Catherine M. Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM.
  • Oncology CM helps clients with treatment, survivorship

    Working from her Chicago home, Susan Moore, RN, NP, uses her expertise gained from years as an oncology nurse practitioner to help cancer patients and their family members explore treatment options, advocate for them through the continuum of cancer care, and support them whenever they have a question or a concern.
  • Resource centers offer face-to-face support

    It's not unusual for Medicaid recipients to walk into one of WellPoint's community resource centers and ask for help in getting an appointment with a provider, arranging transportation or child care for a medical appointment, or to find out information about a chronic condition.
  • CM cancer program reduces readmissions

    A cancer management program helps Great-West Healthcare increase the quality of life and reduce the cost of care for people with cancer by providing support throughout the diagnosis and treatment process for patients and their family members.
  • These interventions may help night shift workers

    With evidence mounting of links between serious medical conditions and night shift work, you should evaluate your shift work policies and practices to make sure they adhere to recommended best practices, such as minimizing schedule disruptions, says Robert Emery, DrPH, assistant vice president for safety, health, environment, and risk management at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
  • Treatment may help workers with arthritis

    Treatment with a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha blocker may help keep workers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) employed, at least those with disease duration of 10 years or less, says a new study.