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President's Message

Embrace, Anticipate, Innovate, Celebrate

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM I suspect there are many of you experiencing a roller coaster ride of professional and emotional reactions to our world, your family and careers. Consider the COVID-19 pandemic: There have been extraordinary changes to our life patterns as we prevent, mitigate and navigate…

Case Management Practice

Professional Diversity in Case Management is More Important than Ever

BY MARYBETH KURLAND, CAE, HUSSEIN M. TAHAN, PhD, RN, FAAN, AND VIVIAN CAMPAGNA, MSN, RN-BC, CCM The demands placed on healthcare professionals, providers and payers have been well-documented, with the continued rise of value-based care and accountable care models that emphasize cost-efficiency and outcomes (Tahan, Kurland, and Baker, 2020a). Within this dynamic, the…

Pediatric Case Management

Doing The Impossible In Pediatric Case Management

BY DEBRA ANDERSON, RN, CCM, KIM BUNAG, RN, CCM, IQCI, AND KATHLEEN MORIARTY, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCM OUR HISTORY & AN EVOLVING HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT Children are not little adults; they are quite different. Pediatric case management is unique and incredibly challenging because our patients cannot always speak for themselves. We navigate care through…

Care Coordination

Transition Of Integrated Care Coordination In Specialty Clinic

BY LINDA VALLES-GUTIERREZ, DNP, FNP-BC, SAHLEE BALAJADIA, MSN-PH, RN-BC, WCC, AND LISA LOBDELL, MSN, RN, CCM The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. VHA provides care to over 9 million veterans in 1,255 healthcare facilities, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,074…