CE Education Program for Case Management Certification & Fellowship
The American Academy of Case Management offers a full Continuing Education program of online courses for those seeking Fellowship Certification and status in the Academy.
Upon completion of the five (5) nurse case management courses detailed below, applicants are eligible to apply for and receive Fellowship status and certification in the Academy. Each course is provided for in a dedicated online classroom. The courses are designed as independent study/continuing education courses, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. There is open enrollment and students may register and begin the education program at any time.
Continuing Education Program/Nurse Case Management Courses
Course Fees: Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed. All textbooks and learning materials are separate and not included in the course cost.
The following CE courses have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975 and is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. For additional information please access here.
1. Case Management Theory & Process I
This course is an intermediate course for the program and provides a comprehensive learning program for theory, structure and practice application of case management. The course utilizes a most authoritative textbook in the specialty of case management and presents all facets of the practice. You receive comprehensive education in the professional practice of case management including systems, reimbursements, legal issues, and professional practice issues. Students focus on case management as a care delivery system that is multidisciplinary with outcomes focused management. Students receive a comprehensive review of the theory, process and practice of case management. The utilization review process is presented as well as tool for its practice. Students also begin the study of reimbursement systems, including Medicare and Medicaid, managed care and commercial carriers. This is the first course in the study of the theory and process of case management.
Course Code: CM 500. Contact hours of education = 25. Cost: $175.00.
2. Case Management Theory & Process II
This course is the second case management certification course in the continuing education program. Concepts and theories in case management systems and models are presented, as a continuation of study in CM 500. Students will study utilization management and its tools for assessment and decision making. Legal and ethical issues in case management practice are examined as well. Ethical issues and dilemmas are examined as they relate specifically to the practice of case management and the role of the case manager. This course also presents theory and models of the discharge planning process and its function within case management systems and models. The role of the discharge planner is examined. Students also study the entire case management system and role from assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Case management forms and tools are presented. Factors leading to success in the role of case manager are also studied. Case studies in case management are examined to assist the student in operationalizing the concepts learned in this course and in CM 500.
Course Code: CM 520. Contact hours of education = 25. Cost: $175.00.
3. Outcomes Management
This is an advanced case management course. The focus of this course is on Outcomes Management and its practice within case management systems. Students will study in-depth information on disease management, models of disease management and their development and implementation. A full process of disease management is presented. From here, students progress in their study to outcomes management. Participants will study the outcomes management process from beginning to end. The role of the case manager in outcomes management is developed as content is further presented. Tools for use in outcomes management programs are presented with information on implementation for practice. Students then study the concept of an outcomes management program developed within case management systems and for the role of the case manager. A comprehensive presentation of designs, benchmarks, indicators and outcomes research is examined. Further focus is presented on developing outcomes management programs within case management systems.
Course Code: CM 540. Contact hours of education = 20. Cost: $150.00.
4. Quality Improvement in Case Management
This is the fourth continuing education course in the case management program. This advanced course focuses on the concepts/theories of quality improvement and its place in case management systems. Participants study in-depth the entire quality improvement process, including many tools used for data collection and analysis. The role of the case manager in the quality improvement process is defined and examined. There is focus on the integration of quality improvement initiatives with models and systems of case management. Participants learn methodologies for the full development, implementation and evaluation needed to improve health care delivery within case management systems. Team development and implementation of team work groups is also examined. This course then provides an in-depth learning experience of issues related to complimentary health care and its modalities. An examination of the most common types of complimentary health care modalities is examined. Issues related to insurance, reimbursements, outcomes management and research are also examined.
Course Code : CM 560. Contact hours of education: 20 hours. Cost: $150.00.
5. Managed Health Care
This is the fifth and last of the nurse case management courses in the continuing education program. This comprehensive course focuses on managed health care. The course provides participants with a comprehensive study of the history, development and implementation of managed health care systems. Students will study all facets of managed care, including structure, functions and implications for overall health care delivery. All models of managed care are reviewed. Participants will study legal issues as well as regulatory issues relevant to managed care and models of managed health care. Other issues presented include personnel issues, quality issues, evaluation of care models and systems and roles of health care professionals within managed health care models and systems. The insurance industry is examined and students will study all of the current reimbursement systems in place, including commercial and government funded and administered. This is an advanced course in the case management education program. Course content is of a more complex nature and requires learning of more complex materials.
Course Code: CM 580. Contact hours of education = 60. Cost: $175.00.
Prerequisite to enrolling in the continuing education program:
Registrants must meet at least one of the following:
- A registered nurse currently licensed to practice nursing
- A licensed social worker
- A health care licensed professional who has at least one year experience working in a case management system.
- All courses are continuing education courses and are provided in online classrooms via our website. Upon enrollment a unique identification and password is provided for classroom access. The online classrooms provide full syllabi and course information, including the course exams and evaluations. Students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on the course examination to pass the continuing education courses.
- Participants are given two (2) years from the date of enrollment into the first course, to complete the entire program of five (5) continuing education courses to receive certification for case management.
- Upon completion of each course, you will be awarded the corresponding continuing education contact hours and receive the CE certificate verifying course completion and the award of education credits. Registration may be completed online, by accessing the links above.
- Participants must complete the entire 150 contact hours of education to be eligible to apply for Fellowship status/certification. For information on the Fellowship program, click here.