Browsing: mental health

Human resources

Next Generation Employee Retention Strategies

BY BENJAMIN FOSTER, MBA In September 2021, over 90% of the healthcare organizations that Nurseify supports, which includes 821 of 908 hospitals, reported their highest year-over-year increase in nurse turnover and all-employee turnover in the last 10 years (Source: Client RN turnover and all employee turnover data). The Great Resignation is…

Policy Trends

Passion to Policy

BY SUSAN PLOUGH, MSN, PHCNS-BC, CCM The CARES Act contains a variety of aspects, all addressing the needs of people across the country dealing with the COVID pandemic. In terms of healthcare, it was written to support America’s healthcare system in the fight against the coronavirus and, though meant to be…


COVID and Case Management Before and After

BY PATTI GRADY, MSSL, RN, CCM, CCP, CMCN COVID has brought significant change to case management practice in Texas as well as the entire country. The first wave of COVID drove dramatic increases in COVID hospitalizations and increased utilization for those patients. Many healthcare systems struggled with bed capacity, equipment and…


Case Management Workforce Needs Are Driven By Supply And Demand

BY CHARLES WHITE, EdD, MBA CASE MANAGEMENT DEMAND FACTORS A perfect storm continues to intensify because of our existing shortage of registered nurses, limited nursing faculty, BSN entry requirements and the effects of the pandemic. As Haas et al. (2020) described, the fragility and vulnerability of our nursing workforce have been…


Telemental Health: Increasing Access, Increasing Access To Care

BY REBECCA KUSHINS, MSW, LICSW, BC-TMH Since 1955, American mental health care has been moving away from institutional settings and into the community at large. What started as the stated goal of the government to increase the dignity of patients with mental health concerns, decrease their stigmatization, and of course, to…

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…