Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, October 3, 2016
What's NEW at Athena Forum

National CM Week is October 9-15, 2016

CM Week

"Case Managers make such an important contribution to the improvements in quality healthcare for patients, providers and payers.

"Case Managers -- celebrate next week and take time to enjoy the praise for all you accomplish. Thank you for all you do for your patients and for your organizations."

Barbara Leach, MS, BSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
Director of Nursing Education
Athena Forum Institute®
Rockville, MD


Tips from our featured course

Strategies for CM Success

Strategies which successful CMs must develop and internalize include:

  • A relentless attention to details
  • Ability to develop a safe and viable Plan of Care
  • Coordination with all transdisciplinary team members
  • Passion about quality patient care
  • Ability to exert authority to obtain, interpret and act upon information
  • Keeping the patient in full view

[CM Express, Module A, Accelerating Your Performance]


Parameters for Quality CM Practice

When laws and ethics collide, practitioners need first to verify what the law requires and determine the nature of their ethical obligations, particularly as they may assume that a conflict exists between the law and ethics when there is no such conflict existing.

"When laws and ethical codes are used as effective tools, they provide parameters for quality case management practice."

Lynn S Muller, RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD

[Ethics in CM, Module A, Ethical Standards]


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