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RN Case Management

Why Did We Choose Case Management?

"RN Case Management allows a nurse to follow a patient throughout the continuum of care. It allows involvement with the patient and family during transition from the hospital to next appropriate level of care. Case managers can provide support for the entire family. We help them understand the whole plan of care and provide support in their time of need. In facilitating care, we 'tie up' the loose ends to promote quality outcomes. It is imperative to have case management involvement with complicated patients to place them in the appropriate post-acute level of care to prevent re-admissions. As a nurse, it is satisfying to be able to follow patients from the start of their admission until their discharge. Case management requires a wealth of knowledge about disease processes as well as post-acute options for patients. Comprehensive training in utilization management provides a working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid guidelines and regulations along with managed care and private insurer expectations. Case managers are still nurses; our nursing skills and clinical knowledge serve as the foundation in our work as Integrated Case Managers."

Profile of two GHS Integrated Case Managers (GMH)
Catherine Brown, RN, BSN and Heather Ray, RN, BSN