- Revised, updated, expanded edition of essential textbook for healthcare leaders, case managers, nurses, social workers, and other professionals
- New information on the ACA, value-based purchasing, accountable care organizations, emerging reimbursement methods, transitions of care, changing accreditation standards and much more
- A proven textbook for university courses, case management certification exam prep, competency development, professional development, and continuing education
- Numerous case management models, case studies and real-world examples, financial tools and formulas, practical pointers and sample problems, and select job descriptions used in various case management practice settings
The third edition of this important textbook adds over 10 years of new data, facts and experience needed by professional case managers, program administrators or leaders, and students of case management. The new edition incorporates the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, value-based purchasing methods, care coordination strategies, transition planning, and case management software. Like the previous editions, this textbook is written to assist the professional and student, especially in the field of nursing, social work, and other health disciplines with practical guidance for understanding and mastering the techniques of managing patients in multiple healthcare settings: pre-acute, acute, and post-acute as well as payer-based. At once practical and comprehensive, this new and expanded edition provides recent financial, legal and care provision information required by case managers to succeed in the evolving environment of healthcare delivery. The result is an essential resource for individuals and interdisciplinary care teams from many professional backgrounds, who can use the know-how in this textbook for coordinating care, containing costs, and improving quality, safety and optimizing the patient experience. The Case Manager’s Survival Guide is also a proven textbook, used by hundreds of instructors and students in university and continuing education courses, as well as by those preparing for case management specialty certification, and for advancing their professional careers.