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  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

Athena Forum's CM Express
for New Hires!!

Announcing CM Express: Accelerating Performance in the New CM

The purpose of this 420 page new course is to equip new CMs with the knowledge and skills to apply evidence-based information to their emerging practice. Our faculty are leading experts in:

Athena Forum's CM Express

  • Module A: Accelerating your performance CE for RN & SW
  • Module B: Improving claims and reimbursement CE for RN & SW
  • Module C: Effective resource management CE for RN & SW
  • Module D: Enhanced care transitions and patient experience CE for RN & SW

This course will enable new CMs to intervene and support the efforts of other transdisciplinary team members.

[Reference: CM Express, Introduction]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

CM Express: Healthcare is a Business

"We entered a care-giving profession to take care of patients, not to deal with reimbursement. However, healthcare is a business and case managers are stewards of healthcare resources.

"Case managers must assure that patient care is delivered in a timely, efficient manner with appropriate resource utilization." Teresa C Fugate, RN, BBA, CCM, CPHQ.

[Reference: CM Express, Module B, Improving Claims and Reimbursement]

  Improving Patient Care...  

CM Express: Cost-Conscious
Case Management

The philosophy of utilization management was founded on the basic need to find ways to effectively utilize resources to achieve the delivery of care, which is both cost-effective and high quality.

Increased scrutiny and enforcement combined with new models of care delivery and reimbursement have expanded the role for CMs who must protect the public interest in an increasingly patient-centered and cost-conscious environment.

Case managers must play an active role in helping physicians and other transdisciplinary team members concentrate on their duty to serve the patient's and societies' best interests through judicious use of resources.

[Reference: CM Express, Module C, Effective Resource Management]


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