Case Management Is… Series: Part 12

Case Management Is… Series: Part 12

Case Management Is…. What is case management?  That is a loaded question that could entertain thousands of answers.  It may be easier to discuss what case management is not but that is not what is going to happen in this essay.  Case managers are involved in the critical aspects of the patient’s care that does […]

To thrive, be resilient, be self-aware, practice self-care and take control

To thrive, be resilient, be self-aware, practice self-care and take control

Case managers are strong, dedicated, and resilient. But in times like these, we all need to continue to cultivate resilience. That’s why I was so delighted about our most recent webinar, “7 Ways to Build Resilience—As a Person, As a Case Manager.” The presenter, Dr. Chantrise Sims Holliman, was an inspiration, and I believe her […]

Case Management Is… Series: Part 9

Case Management Is… Series: Part 9

If you search, you will find there are many widely accepted definitions of what case management is. The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) defines case management as a “collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the options and services required to meet the client’s health and human service needs.”(Certification, n.d.) What […]

Case Management Is… Series: Part 7

Case Management Is… Series: Part 7

Case Management: A Social Worker’s Perspective When people first hear the words “Case Management,” they generally think of discharge planning. However, case management is more in-depth and involved than just discharge planning. There are multiple layers to case management that include utilization review, utilization management, connecting resources for patients, and patient education. At the same […]

Case Management Is… Series: Part 6

Case Management Is… Series: Part 6

What is Case Management? What is case management…if we are honest with ourselves, the answer changes depending on the day. Case management is advocacy, empowerment, facilitating autonomy, and assisting people in attaining their goals whether medically or personally. Case management can be a whirlwind of excitement, frustration, fulfillment, and reward all in the same day. […]