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The Need: Coordination of I/DD Services in Hospitals

BY DR. MERCEDES WILLIAMS, DBH, MPH/ID, LMSW, CCM Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiation in 2010, case management has continued to evolve. State case managers are support coordinators in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) arena. I/DD are disorders that present at birth, specifically before the age of 18. These…

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Blindsided by an Early Retirement

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN, CCM, CRRN, CMF In addition to blogging, I also focused on educating and mentoring healthcare professionals to find their way to new careers and to move into independent practice. When I turned 60 in February 2014, I thought, only 5 more years of work to…