I recently saw an ad for a CCM job in the ER of a local hospital. I was wondering, what does a CCM do in the ER? I have never done CM work in the acute care setting, but ER patients don't stick around long. They either go home, or up to a room on one of the floors if admitted. Then, the CM assigned to that floor would handle the case, no?
So, does anyone here work in an ER?? What kinds of things do you do for the patients, being as they are only in the ER for a few hours or so?