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  1. uninsured
    No matter your politics, advocate for your patient and give him/her the information to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). The Affordable Care Act was and is set up for the patient...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  2. Msn or mha
    I am sorry but I am sticking to my guns on this one... It really depends on where you live. Also, nurses with MBAs are not going away (as someone asserted) and in general, nurses are best served to...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Management
  3. Walking Interdisciplinary Rounds
    When you say "interdisciplinary rounds" are you meaning the primary nurse, the attending, and the case manager plus possibly social worker? If so, I think it is a good idea given that these are the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Management
  4. Home Health RN Case Management info help
    OP, I am asking the powers-that-be to move your post to the Home Health Nursing forum. Home Health nurses many times are in positions that are called "Case Manager", but they perform a job that can...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  5. Msn or mha
    Not true!! Many of my Nurse Managers have only BSNs and an MBA. I used to see a lot of Nurse Managers with MSNs, but now not so much. I think it depends on where you live (South, Midwest, East...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Nursing Management
  6. Msn or certification?
    OP: I agree with the others. A certification in health management exist and are important to some degree, but I have never ever seen them trump a Master's degree. They are usually specific to a...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing Management
  7. new case manager
    OP: There are emergency funds that support patient with no insurance and show up to your emergency room. You can discuss this further with your financial/billing staff, your department heads,...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  8. interviewing for UR position
    OP: I agree with Paul B. In fact, I have worked in a few hospital systems that have lay-offs of bedside nurses and nurses in other roles, but they did not touch the case management departments to...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  9. New WC CM Nurse
    Yes, OP, you will be doing home visits. Do not be fooled by your potential employers. Once you get to know your clients well, the home visits may drop significantly, but they do not necessarily go...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  10. Help, I'm in over my head!
    As a side note, I own and read the first two on your list and agree with you that they are good resources. So, I am very tempted to grab the third one. :)
    Jul 28
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  11. New WC CM Nurse
    OP: You’re NOT a good fit for the patients that need your help in this position. You are better off working away from poor people and people that have caregivers that live in poverty… In fact, you...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  12. Help, I'm in over my head!
    To answer your other question, yes we are obligated to talk to families regarding such matters although it sounds less clinical and more social. The reason being, this situation is very clinical. ...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  13. What is the difference between the hospital CM and SW?
    Are you salaried? If so, yes it is the norm to work 12 hour days 5 days a week and not get paid OT, but it is NOT legal. In fact, there are class action law suits of recent that, if I were you, I...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  14. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    OP: I am a former ADN nurse. I went back to school for the very reasons posted above; recruiters were not interested in me in descent paying parts of this country because they only hired BSNs. If...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Case Management Scenario Questions
    Neither question makes any sense. Is it possible you have misworded them? Well, maybe number 1 makes some sense...??? Is it possible you were meaning to write that the patient has only industrial...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. M.Div. considering BSN
    Nope, no 100% guarantees in nursing for anyone. In fact, I know of a nurse who had an MS in Theology prior to nursing. She did not get any preferential treatment and had a hard time (like everyone)...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. When a supervisor forbids you
    OR does your facility have a compliance hotline? If so, report him/her. My facility prefers us to go to our boss's head person first, unless we know that he/she is also in support of the unethical...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Management
  18. AMA Discharges
    I have worked in multiple hospitals and with the exception of a few physicians, all of my Attendings (even when I worked bedside) offered discharge instructions and discussed consequences of the...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  19. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    3 12s. I worked that and I was very happy... Sadly, hospitals are moving to 4 and 5 8s. :(
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. 1st time 3rd shifter needs advice
    I love working the "Third Shift", aka NOCs, aka the Night Shift! A big part of the reason I became a nurse is because of the existence of night shift. It is perfect for spending time with family,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. AMA Discharges
    Good for you! When I was a new CM I had my first AMA and it was on a cardiac step-down unit. The patient refused a stent and wanted to go home. I was fortunate that the Cardiologist on the case...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  22. New to management!
    I am happy for you, MizChelleRN! Congrats and good luck! Thank you for updating us! :)
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  23. Open up....Spoonfed report
    I am not reading into the post... I just do not like the fact that she was posted on an accucheck machine. It was very disrespectful and unprofessional. In fact, a few Housewives of NYC and OC...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Learning Interqual
    No Freefalling, I was not implying false documentation. Actually a newbie mistake is the mindset (not implying stupidly either) that he/she has to make a person meet criteria or he/she is a bad nurse...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  25. Learning Interqual
    The first and most important thing to understand about Interqual is that it is NOT your job to make patients meet criteria. So DO NOT look around for the right diagnosis and treatment to make the...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Case Management Nursing


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