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Vol. 28, No. 4, August/September2022

Case Management for Long-Haul COVID Patients CEU   

Catherine M. Mullahy, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM, FCM, and Jeanne Boling, RN, MSN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, FCM

Many individuals who were infected with COVID continue to suffer a wide range of symptoms; some symptoms are mild, but other symptoms are serious and involve ongoing medical care. These so-called COVID long-haulers require specific case management strategies and services. Case managers assigned to care for COVID long-haul patients should become familiar with the current state of thinking and activity on long-haul COVID as well as the symptoms, complications, and uncertainties they will encounter. Most importantly, they should learn about the best practices in case management for meeting the needs of these special patients.

HIPAA (Part 2): Is it a Breach or Disclosure? CEU   

Kathleen Fraser, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCM, CRRN, FAAN

Compliance issues usually occur when there is a lack of policies, procedures, and, most importantly, a lack of care coordination. Compliance issues also occur when there are infrequent investigations after notification of a potential breach, policy and procedures are defunct, safeguards have lagged, and data are not being kept under “lock and key.” Breaches are going to happen, but once systems are put in place, fear can be alleviated, and successful implementation can be achieved.

The Importance of Oral Health: Increasing Awareness Among Case Managers

Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CCM, FACHE, FAAN

As professional case managers, we need to reduce our knowledge gaps about oral health and evaluate the dental health needs of the individual as we develop and advocate for effective care pathways and transitions of care. Often forgotten, dental health is closely connected to many other chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity, and mental illness. In addition, the mouth is a key pathway for infectious and inflammatory diseases that needs to be considered in evidence-based practice. Poor oral health increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cerebral infections.

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CareManagement is the journal of the Commission for Case Manager Certification, the Academy of Certified Case Managers, a journal of the Case Management Society of America.

PharmaFacts for Case Managers

Approvals, warnings and the latest information on clinical trials—timely drug information case managers can use.

LitScan for Case Managers

The latest in medical literature and report abstracts for case managers.

Departments:

From the Editor-in-Chief

Case Management Fellows: Acknowledging Our Own

From the Executive Editor

Despite the Challenges, Case Managers Must Prioritize Their Patients’ Care

Legal Update I

Human Resources Professionals: Antitrust Guidance

Legal Update II

Quality Improvement Program: “Escape Fire”

News from CMSA

CMSA....Onward!

CDMS Spotlight

Understanding Disability Management and Absence Management

News from CCMC

Unique Case Management Training Program Helps Professionals “GROW” Their Knowledge and Advocacy

Case Manager Insights

Addressing Health Care Bias Among Case Managers

 

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