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Vol. 28, No. 4, August/September2022
Case Management for Long-Haul COVID Patients
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?
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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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”
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Understanding Disability Management and Absence Management
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Addressing Health Care Bias Among Case Managers
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