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The Latest in Case Management

Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Implementing a Transition to Practice Fellowship for New Case Managers 

By Katie Rismiller MSN, RN, CPN  Most experienced nurses could transition from bedside nursing to case management, but for those nurses to thrive in their new role, they need more than just a few weeks of onboarding. According to Knighten (2022), "structured...

Automating Utilization Management and Developing Your Data Story 

By Cynthia Young, BSN, MBA, RN, CMCP  Healthcare leaders are seeking solutions to the challenge of using data in the new era of utilization management automation. Multiple drivers are at play in a compelling change in business processes and procedures to...

What is ALWP?

By Nannette Green, RN, MHA, CCM As case managers, we continuously seek information to be knowledgeable about programs that can be of great value and assist our patients, families, caregivers, and associated medical teams. One such program is the Assisted Living Waiver...
Xenotransplantation: A Historic Milestone

Xenotransplantation: A Historic Milestone

By Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, FCM This past week at Massachusetts General Hospital, there was a historical milestone when a genetically modified pig kidney was successfully transplanted into a...

Best Time to Write a Resume

Best Time to Write a Resume

By Marianne DiMola The other day, I was speaking with a director of case management who was recently let go. We spent a bit of time reviewing his skills and experience. I finally realized that most...

Career Advancement & Advice

Doubt and Second Guessing

Doubt and Second Guessing

By Laura Ostrowsky, RN, CCM, MUP I have been known to doubt myself. Should I, shouldn’t I is the first step in that process. Should I try? Should I speak up? Am I relevant? Is this a stupid...