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Case Management Advisor – January 1, 2020

January 1, 2020

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  • Firefighter Paramedics Bring Case Management to the Community

    Firefighter paramedic programs, designed to help community members stay healthy and safe, are cropping up around the country as community case management needs rise.

  • Los Angeles Fire Department’s Pilot Program Helps People With Health Issues

    The Los Angeles Fire Department created an advanced provider response unit pilot program to help people who call into 911 but do not require ED care. The goal was to make better and more efficient use of ambulance and emergency medical treatment resources, and a pilot study shows that the program works.

  • Los Angeles Mobile Health Program Tackles Mental Health, Alcohol Issues

    A mobile integrated healthcare approach can help people who call 911 due to mental health problems. The Los Angeles Fire Department started an advanced provider response unit pilot program that helps people with nonmedical emergency problems, including those who land in the ED for mental health issues and problems related to alcohol use.

  • Case Management for Patients With Cancer Can Improve Care

    A pilot project that provided nursing case management for frail cancer patients was designed to improve their care and outcomes by making it easier for them to navigate the care continuum. Case managers collaborate with the patient’s team, discussing the patient’s needs, reviewing their medical records, and verifying their benefits.

  • CMS Seeks to Reduce Administrative Burden on Hospitals

    CMS is trying to reduce the burden of unnecessary bureaucratic requirements, including some types of data collection and analysis. The new rule could help healthcare systems save time and money around data collection, with less need for duplicated work from nonacute care ancillary organizations.

  • Violence Prevention Begins With Culture of Respect

    When a surgeon was shot and killed by a patient at a nearby hospital in 2015, clinicians at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care in Worcester overhauled its comprehensive violence prevention program. The incident that shook the Boston area medical community was the murder of a popular and highly skilled surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital by a relative of a deceased patient.