Browsing: COVID-19

Opioid Crisis

Legislation in Action Dealing with the Opioid Crisis

BY JENNY QUIGLEY-STICKNEY, RN, MSN, MHA, MA, CCM, ACM-RN, CPHM, THERESE M. QUINN, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM, JD, LAURA CURTIN, RN, MSN, AND AMY CHARTIER, MSN, BA, RN-BC The CMSNE Public Policy Committee developed our 2020 poster entitled “Opioid Legislation in Action for Professional Case Managers” as a follow-up to our 2018-2019 poster, “Legislation…

Behavioral Health

Teen Suicide: Heeding the Warning Signs Can Save a Life

BY JANET S. COULTER, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, AND MARYANN OTT, BSN, RN, CCM, CPC, CEAC INTRODUCTION Teen suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. The rate of teen suicide has increased over the last decade. According to the Centers for…

Whole Person Advocacy

Building Resiliency: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Mental Health Exigency

BY ALAN BOARDMAN, LMSW, ACM-SW The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging our nation’s healthcare delivery system in unprecedented ways. Healthcare workers on the front lines compare the conditions to a war zone.1 The psychological burden of the pandemic affects all segments of our society. The intensity and duration of the COVID-19 emergency require…

President's Message

H.A.R.D. Conversations

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN The theme of this issue of CMSA Today is “case management and COVID-19.” As I thought about how COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many ways, I realized that few conversations occur without COVID-19 peeking through…like the last bit of daylight forcing its…

Care Navigation

Transitional Care Management: A Care Navigation Program

BY JONATHAN J. MORELLO, MSN, RN, CCM, AND ERICA W. OBERMAN, BSN, RN, CCM In September 2019, as a part of our contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), our New Hampshire (NH) Healthy Families Medical Management Leadership team developed and went live with a transitional care…


Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Surge Planning And Recovery

BY SUSAN STERN, RN, CCM, MHA HOW THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC STARTED Near the start of the year 2020, public health officials reported the first COVID-19-positive cases in the U.S. and the onset of the pandemic. The first major problem the hospitals faced was expanding ICU bed capacity for COVID-19-positive patients. In…