Faced with increasing caseloads and the prospect of reduced reimbursements under health-care reform, emergency departments are seeking out improved strategies of capacity management. John Rossheim reports.
When providing patient choice, case managers should be aware of adult day care. Guest author Mike Leebron says this level of care could be a good fit for patients with family support in the evenings and on weekends.
Hospitals that build and nurture relationships with post-acute providers, health insurers, pharmacies and even private employers are creating a network of resources that address preventable readmissions. Debra Gordon explains.
Guest author Laura Mankin, a senior program director for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, shares how the CMS-led care transitions coalition takes a targeted and collaborative approach in reducing readmissions.