Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Defining the Role of Case Manager as Patient Advocate

June 23, 2017 The role of nurses as patient advocates is well recognized by healthcare professionals and I believe is becoming more frequently recognized in the workers' compensation industry. However, I believe actually understanding the meaning of the role of advocate for the patient, or injured worker, is frequently misunderstood by all parties, including the nurse…
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URAC Is Seeking Comments on Proposed Revisions to Case Management Standards

June 13, 2017 As you may know, CompAlliance is URAC accredited for Case Management. I recently participated in a Case Management Advisory Group that reviewed the proposed revisions to the Case Management Standards. We met twice weekly from April through May. This was quite an undertaking and I do believe we were able to add clarification as…
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What Should an Adjuster Expect From Case Management

I just received my CMSA Today magazine (the magazine of the Case Management Society of America) and noticed the magazine this month was focused on the role Case Management plays in a variety of healthcare situations. It made me think about the role we as case managers play in workers’ compensation and what an adjuster…
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