(AHC Newsletters Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CNE Objectives
After reading this issue, continuing education participants will be able to:
• Identify clinical, legal, legislative, regulatory, financial, and social issues relevant to case management.
• Explain how the clinical, legal, legislative, regulatory, financial, and social issues relevant to case management affect case managers and clients.
• Describe practical ways to solve problems that case managers encounter in their daily case management activities.
• What are some of the pitfalls to becoming an independent case manager
• No sick leave or vacation time.
• You have to pay for your own insurance.
• Covering expenses such as office equipment, legal fees and marketing.
• All of the above
• According to Catherine M. Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM, president of Mullahy and Associates, what is the biggest obstacle to becoming an independent case manager
• Lack of financial security.
• Always being “on call.”
• Having the motivation to stick to your schedule.
• Resisting the temptation to watch TV all day.
• In order to get the word out that they have started a business as an independent practitioner, case managers should do what
• Hire a well-known and expensive marketing company.
• Advertise on billboards near provider offices.
• Approach patients as they leave the hospital after treatment.
• Offer to write a column for the newspaper or newsletter, join community organizations and task forces, and provide free seminars on subjects on which you have expertise.
• According to Elizabeth Hogue, Esq., healthcare attorney, having your own malpractice insurance does not increase your likelihood of being sued.
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SOURCE-Case Management Advisor
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