Care Management News

Broward County Ryan Part A awarded 2012 NQC Award for Performance Measurement

Broward County Award

Groupware Technologies featured in Social Work Today!

Data Driven, People Focused — Technology Takes on Social Work

December 2009 Case Management Weekly

Click here to see the current issue of Case Management Weekly which contains the article "The Challenge of Evaluating Case Management Professionals."
http://www.hcpro.com/publication-2278.html

SAMSHA Announces $39.6 million for Offender Reentry Programs

SAMSHA has issued a grant announcement for $39.6 million in funds for juvenile and adult offender reentry programs. Up to $400,000 a year is available for a 3 year period for collaborative programs that increase services for offenders who are returning to the community.
http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2010/TI-10-006.aspx/

Obtain your free manual "Pandemic Influenza Guidance for Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Providers"  

http://www.nchv.org/news_article.cfm?id=637

November 17

The National Transitions of Care Coalition Seeks Public Comment

The National Quality Forum (NSQ) has prepared a draft document that contains recommended practices and measures for care coordination. The draft document, Endorsing Preferred Practices and Performance Measures for Measuring and Reporting Care Coordination: A Consensus Report, is now available for review and comment.
http://www.qualityforum.org/

November 1-7

Health Information and Technology Week

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA’s) 20th annual Health Information and Technology Week, November 1 through 7, is a great opportunity to learn more about the integral roles health information management professionals (HIM) play within our healthcare system.
http://www.ahima.org/hitweek/

November 4

Maximize Case Manager Effectiveness

The publisher of Case In Point, Case In Point Weekly and the Case Management Resource Guide present an online training seminar on how your case management team can improve its efficiency, strengthen its effectiveness and boost its outcomes simply by gauging and understanding caseloads.
http://www.dorlandhealth.com/Case-In-Point-Magazine/webinar

October 27-28

HIT Policy Committee will meet in Washington to take testimony on how recommended meaningful use measures affect specialists, non-physician practitioners, safety net providers, and small physician practices and community hospitals.

The HIT Policy Committee will meet Oct. 27-28 in Washington to take testimony on how recommended meaningful use measures affect specialists, non-physician practitioners, safety net providers, and small physician practices and community hospitals. The committee is mandated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to advise federal officials on health information technology issues.
http://healthit.hhs.gov

September 9

HIV Screening Tests Proposed to Be Added to Medicare’s List of Covered Preventive Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new proposal that would cover Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection screening for Medicare beneficiaries who are at increased risk for the infection, including women who are pregnant and Medicare beneficiaries of any age who voluntarily request the service.
http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/09/20090909c.html

Ongoing 2009-2010

HRSAs FY 2009 Grant Opportunities in the Health Center Program

www.hrsa.gov/grants/

August 21

Demo shows IT critical to improving care of patients with chronic diseases

A five-year ongoing study involving 10 large physician practices across the country has so far shown improved quality of care for chronic disease patients from the use of health information technology.
www.healthcareitnews.com/news/demo-shows-it-critical-improving-care-patients-chronic-diseasesl

August 27

CMSA's Case Management Model Act of 2009

Download a PDF file of the Case Management Society's Case Management Model Act of 2009
www.cmsa.org/portals/0/pdf/PublicPolicy/CMSA_Model_Act.pdf
(PDF File)

August 01

Kaiser Family Foundation launches web site allowing side by side comparison of major healthcare reform proposals

www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm

July

AHRQ releases new report on consumer’s attitudes toward health information technology

Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic Health Information Systems
healthit.ahrq.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_1248_888520_0_0_18/09-0081-EF.pdf
(PDF File)

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