Michael Newell, RN, MSN
Michael Newell MSN RN is founder-president of LifeSpan Care Management LLC, a fourteen-year-old firm that offers health coordination and advocacy services to those with chronic or catastrophic illness or injury. He began his career in case management working for a private rehabilitation agency whose clients were workers’ compensation, automobile and long-term disability insurance carriers, and was in the first cohort of CCM certification in 1993. He has traveled and lectured widely on the topics of medical case management, health outcomes measurement tools, and case management of neurologic injury. He has also served as an expert witness for civil court proceedings regarding quality of care in hospital, rehabilitation and long-term care settings. Michael authored two books: Using Nursing Case Management to Improve Health Outcomes, and Reinventing Your Nursing Career: A Handbook for Success in the Age of Managed Care.