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Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here
CM Excellence: Joint Commission standards of care Case Managers working in both MCOs and Provider settings work with similar principals of practice. As found in Athena Forum’s CM Excellence for Hospitals course Principles of Case Management and Access to Care the Joint Commission has identified expectations of case management:

Joint Commission Care Coordination Standards: The Provision of Care & Treatment by Hospitals
  • Assessing patient needs,

  • Planning the care, treatment and services,

  • Providing the care, treatment and services the patient needs,

  • Coordinating care, treatment and services.

See Module A, Chapter 4 of this very important course to assist you in Case Management Excellence.
Athena Forum: Principles of Case Managament, Module A, Chapter 4 www.athenaforum.com

News for Patients with MS A new oral medication is now available for patients with Relapsing-remitting MS and Secondary-progressive MS with relapses. Athena Forum has the updated details on this new approved medication Gilenya® (fingolimod). You will find this information both on the course Welcome page and in the treatment module.

Athena Forum: MS, Module C, Chapter 2
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
In the Headlines . . .
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink – it is certainly not a fall color, but for 2 years Pink is seen everywhere in October as the symbol of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From coffee packages, to yogurt lids the familiar pink ribbon serves as a reminder of women (and men) who have dealt with this disease. We now know that millions of Americans do survive, and there are thousands dealing with treatment decisions.
As Case Managers we are often the listener and supporter as those decisions are made. Regardless of your practice setting you can make a decision for yourself – schedule and have your mammogram

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  CM Excellence® Series: 
  » Principles of Case
  » Patient Advocacy
  » Utilization Management
  » Discharge Planning
  » Hospital Revenue Cycle

  Clinical Series: 
  » Asthma
  » Behavioral Health
  » Colorectal Cancer
  » COPD
  » CV Risk: Stroke & MI
  » Diabetes
  » EOL & Palliative
  » GI Disorders
  » Heart Failure
  » Multiple Sclerosis
  » Obesity Management
  » Pain Management
  » Rheumatoid Arthritis
  » Women’s Health



Cathy Wright Cathy Wright, BSN, RN
Clinical Editor
Athena Forum


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