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Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here
Hosp. Revenue: Wouldn’t it be nice...? Not referring to the old Beach Boys tune of the ‘60s, but instead an entire course devoted to hospitals and money. 'Wouldn’t it be nice not to need money to run a hospital’ is the beginning of Athena Forum’s course, “Hospital Revenue Cycle’. There are two modules, one addresses Health Care Industry cash flow and the other is specific to hospital cash flow. There is constant attention to health care dollars in everyday conversation. This course offers a terrific overview for you as a healthcare professional.

“Understanding the basics of the hospital revenue cycle will help case managers step up to new and challenging roles.”
Athena Forum – Hospital Revenue Cycle: Module B, Chapter 1. www.athenaforum.com

Rheumatoid Arthritis Revised RA Course now available on Athena Forum
The Athena Forum course for Rheumatoid Arthritis has been updated and is now available to subscribers. The course is presented in four modules: Prevalence & Pathophysiology, Assessment & Complications, Treatments and The Case Manager’s Role. The course features:

  • RA Classification Criteria

  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) &

  • European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2010

Athena Forum – Rheumatoid Arthritis
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
There is an opportunity to contribute in the development of a Health Risk Assessment (HRA). Medicare beneficiaries’ annual wellness visits are to include an HRA per section 4103 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The approved HRA will also have implications for use by other populations as well. Although comments may be made for general purposes, the target areas are:

• Risk assessment domains: what elements are generic and what elements should be specific to a population
• Health literacy and cultural appropriateness
• How to utilize the HRA with both patient and provider
• How will HRA be accessed
• Who will be required to utilize HRA data
• How can HRA identify potential risk and use that information in transitions of care
• Does there need to be a certification for the tool and the process
• How can HRA support shared decision making
In the Headlines . . .
Comments are to be directed to:
Office of Prevention through Healthcare
Office of the Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop D-28
Atlanta, Georgia, 30333
ATTN: Health Risk Assessment Guidance
(this information was provided via the Federal Register)

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The program prepares leaders to critically analyze, design, implement and evaluate systems to improve chronic illness prevention and care management across various health care settings and populations

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The look of confidence
  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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