Case Management Certification Program Video

AIHCP and the American Academy of Case Management offers a four year certification in Case Management.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals in the healthcare fields.  The video below offers a more in-depth review of the program and some insight to what case management is and what it entails.

If you are interested, please review the Case Management Certification Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.

 

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Healthcare Case Management Certification Article on Value Based Care

Fee for service models are becoming less and less and value based care is taking over healthcare.  Providers need to supply better care and quality to patients.  They need to limit un-needed procedures and tests and instead focus on better care to reduce readmissions, decrease cost and improve patient health.  Payers are rewarding providers who supply better quality based care.

Value based care is important for not only the patient but also providers and payers. Please also review AIHCP’s Healthcare Case Management Program

 

The article, “Value-Based Care Assessment: The First Step to Value-Based Care” by Emily Sokel looks closer at how to start implementation of such plans and models.  She states,

“Starting the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care is a challenge. Many provider organizations are simultaneously juggling new reimbursement models with old ones and breaking institutional memory to meaningfully move toward changes.  One hospital began its journey to value-based care with an organizational assessment. The value-based care assessment helps the hospital understand which value-based care contracts it is most prepared for and how to balance this transition with existing fee-for-service reimbursement, the director of case management told Insights during a recent anonymous discussion about the division’s latest findings.”

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Switching to a value based care model is important for providers as government payers and private payers demand more accountability for patient health and cost.  It is essential to increase the quality of care for all parties involved.

Please also review AIHCP’s Healthcare Case Management Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified healthcare professionals seeking a four year certification in Case Management

Case Management Program Article on Project Managers for Healthcare

Healthcare sectors have been hit hard by COVID 19.  Many resources have been utilized to meet the needs of the pandemic.  Project managers have emerged as aides in helping healthcare face its growing challenges.

Project managers can help healthcare face its next crisis
Please also review our Case Management Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals

 

The article, “How project managers can help the healthcare industry prepare for the next crisis” by Moira Alexander discusses how project managers can play a role in the next crisis.  She states,

“Virtually every industry was hit hard by COVID-19, but the medical sector suffered the greatest and still continues to feel the strain. Whether it’s hospitals, care centers, dentists, or private medical practices, there are opportunities for improvement—and that’s where project management professionals (PMPs) can play a pivotal role. ”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Case Management Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.

Care Management Certification Program Article on Transforming Case Management

Care Management is crucial to patient health and recovery as well as cost saving elements within an institution.  Care management is key to these elements and case managers play key roles in maintaining standards of quality that benefit both patient and hospital.

Please also review our Care Management Program Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals

 

The article, “3 Strategies to Transform Care Management” by Jessica Scruton reviews three ways that one can transform care management.  She states,

“Care coordinators or care managers are the foundation for any accountable care organization (ACO) or other such integrated delivery networks for managing patient populations. Robust, integrated and artificial intelligence-powered information technology is certainly essential for helping these teams work efficiently and productively.”

Care coordinators are a critical element in healthcare and care management.  To read the entire article, please click here

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Case Management Program Article on Medicare for All or Not?

Good article looking at the benefits but also costs of medicare.  With healthcare always a central topic in politics, the idea of medicare for all is a big conversation.  Some say it will save while others say it will cost too much.

Is Medicare for all a good idea?  Please also review our Case Management Program and see if it meets your needs
Is Medicare for all a good idea? Please also review our Case Management Program and see if it meets your needs

The article, “Would ‘Medicare for All’ Save Billions or Cost Billions?” gives one opinion on the subject.  The authors

“How much would a “Medicare for all” plan, like the kind being introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, change health spending in the United States?   Some advocates have said costs would actually be lower because of gains in efficiency and scale, while critics have predictedhuge increases.”

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Please also review our Case Management Program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.

Healthcare Case Management Article on Revenue Cycles

Good article for those interested in Healthcare Case Management and revenue cycling.  Many hospitals have ineffective revenue cycle management.  The article looks at statistics as well as aspects of this topic.

Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program and see if it meets your academic and professional needs.
Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program and see if it meets your academic and professional needs.

The article, “26% of Hospitals Without Effective Revenue Cycle Management System” by Jacqueline LaPointe discusses how hospitals can do a better job in this area and enhance their revenue cycle.  The article states,

“Black Book surveyed over 4,640 individuals from 522 hospitals and healthcare delivery networks on their use of 165 revenue cycle management technology services and solutions. The survey showed that revenue cycle management improvement is happening, but a significant portion of hospitals still do not have workable solutions.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program to learn more about revenue cycles as well as to become certified in Healthcare Case Management.  The online program is designed for working professionals in the healthcare field who are looking to enter into the case management arena.

Case Management Certification Article on American Healthcare

Healthcare is far from perfect, but it could still be so much better in the United States.  It is constantly an issue every election and it seems noone can ever get it right.   This is an issue Americans deal with while it seems other countries manage to put a better product on the table for their citizens.  Why can’t the United States?]

America's healthcare could be so much better.  Please also review our Case Management Certification
America’s healthcare could be so much better. Please also review our Case Management Certification

The article, “America’s Health Care System Could Be So Much Better” by Donald Rebhun looks at this issue and what it would take for a real change to occur.  The article states,

The ongoing conversation around health care in the United States presents a daunting question: How is it that this country—with all its wealth, education and innovation—has among the highest health care costs of any industrialized nation, yet its clinical outcomes still lag behind?

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Case Management Program Article on Rising Healthcare Prices

Good article on the rising healthcare costs.  The rising prices for employees and their healthcare is always a concern by owners or healthcare facility directors.  The increased prices can be a big hit on any budget as employers try to reward their employees with the best care.  The raised prices in 2019 point to an alarming trend.  Please also review our Case Management Program

Rises in prices of healthcare is a concern for all. Please also review our Case Management Program
Rises in prices of healthcare is a concern for all. Please also review our Case Management Program

The article, Cost of Employer Health Coverage to Rise 5% in 2019, by Kimberly Lankford states,

“This would be the sixth consecutive year with a 5% increase, with premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and their dependents averaging $14,800 next year. Fortunately, employers continue to cover 70% of that tab, on average, with workers picking up the rest.”

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Higher prices for healthcare is a national concern for both employees and employers and it is imperative that these prices drop

In the meantime, please also review our Case Management Program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.

Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Cost Cutting Strategies

Great article on cost cutting strategies for healthcare executives.  This article looks at seven cost cutting strategies that can help reduce cost.  Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program to learn more.

Cutting costs in healthcare is key. Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program
Cutting costs in healthcare is key. Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program

The article, Healthcare finance leaders share 7 cost-cutting strategies, by Kelly Gooch states,

“Hospitals and health systems increasingly face financial pressures from dwindling reimbursement, increasing competition, deteriorating payer mix and other factors.

Due to these pressures, reducing costs is at the forefront of healthcare finance leaders’ minds, whether they are at a rural, nonprofit, urban or safety-net organization.

Here, executives from various types of facilities discuss seven strategies to reduce costs.”

To read about the other cost cutting strategies, please click here

It is very important as healthcare professionals to reduce prices without lowering the quality of care.  This article points to how this can be done.

Please also review our Case Management Program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.

Case Management Program Article on Opioids and Cancer Patients

Good article how Opioid stimga is resulting in those who need them in cancer care, not getting the doses they require. Please also review our Case Management Program, as well as our Substance Abuse Program

Please also review our Case Management Program
Please also review our Case Management Program

The article, “Opioid stigma is keeping many cancer patients from getting the pain control they need” by Sara Ray and Kathleen Hoffman states

“History is repeating itself. Twenty years ago, a pain management crisis existed. As many as 70 percent of cancer patients in treatment at that time, or in end-of-life care, experienced unalleviated pain.”

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