PP107 – Advancing the Practice of Case Management
The practice of case management is a refined model of care coordination established more than a century ago (Joo, 2018). Case Management has been adopted into the American healthcare system but very little research exists that effectively demonstrates the strengths of a case management delivery model. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality identifies that 1% of high-risk patients account for 22% of all healthcare expenditures (Joo, 2018). The episodic and fragmented structure of the American healthcare system is responsible for these costs as well as poor quality care.
Case management is an effective, efficient, and cost-effective strategy to deliver patient- and family-centered care. Case management is tied to care coordination in the literature, but consistency in definition and scope are lacking. CMSA was the first organization to define case management and establish Standards of Practice, but these are not universally adopted. For case management, and CMSA to be recognized as THE strategy for improved care coordination and patient outcomes, CMSA must develop a theoretical framework to guide research that will demonstrate these improvements and clarify to the healthcare industry who a case manager is, and the role the case manager plays in the care of patients.
1. Identify the mission and vision of the CMSAF and its role within CMSA
2. Describe the application process and criteria for the Margaret Leonard Public Policy Grant, Integrated Case Management Scholarship, Case Management Practice Improvement Award, and Case Management Research Award.
3. Explain funding opportunities that support projects and programs that support the advancement of the practice of case management.