It’s National Case Management Week! Now the 15th year, National Case Management week recognizes case managers for their hard work in managing healthcare transitions and the continuum of care while balancing the responsibility to serve as the advocate for both the patient and the healthcare provider. This week is an opportunity to recognize the compassion and dedication of case managers and their role in improving healthcare outcomes for patients.
The Case Management Society of America defines case management as “a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.”
They are responsible for addressing key challenges faced by healthcare delivery systems including reducing readmissions and costs, caring for the uninsured, adjusting to governmental and private insurance, and increasing the quality of care their patients receive.
With their innovation, collaboration, and advocacy work, case managers are an integral part of healthcare operations. Thank you to all the case managers for the hard work you do!