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Monday, January 7, 2013
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

MCO Continuum Course gets New Name: Population Health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) invites hospitals to gain new sources of revenues by acquiring new skills in population health. Many hospitals are now joining or forming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Athena Forum's course curriculum provides hospitals with accredited training courses to support your hospital's move into population health management. Please visit our Population Health course for the three essential areas of successful managing a population:

Population Health

  • Module A: Prior Authorization

  • Module B: Concurrent Review

  • Module C: Transitions of Care

[Reference: Population Health]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Updated COPD Course Now Available

COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and represents a substantial economic and social burden in the United States (US) and throughout the world.

People with COPD have complex needs and managing their conditions is a challenge which requires a transdisciplinary approach to provide them with optimal care. It demands coordination and integration of systems and activities across the continuum of care.

Professional practice standards which govern the professional conduct of case managers (CMs) clearly delineate the role of CMs as key members of the patient-centered transdisciplinary teams.

[Reference: COPD, Module E, CM Role]

  Improving Patient Care...  

Coming Soon

Improving Outcomes in Sepsis and LOS Management:

  • Module A: Prevalence and Economics

  • Module B: Assessment and Etiology

  • Module C: Treatment and Complications

  • Module D: Prevention

  • Module E: CM Role


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