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Site

Staffing

Patient Contact

Authority

Monitoring

7

8 RNs

1 initial visit; 1 follow-up visit 2-3 months after case terminated

Identify cases; negotiate for services

Monthly reports on cases

8

Physicians; 1 director

Contact with patients if care (home health) is planned for longer than 1 wk

Negotiates with provider for early discharge

None

9

10 RNs; 5 discharge planners; 1 supervisor

Site visits; provide services

May negotiate for alternative services

Med dir monitors all cases

10

None

None

None

None

11

7 RNs who do CM part-time; consider physician as case manager

None

RNs negotiate with MDs and hospital discharge planner for alternative services

Med dir oversees

12

1 coordinator who does CM part-time

Site visits; provide services

Puts together teams for each case; team develops care plan; provides care

Med dir oversees

NOTE: Abbreviations are as follows: RN, registered nurse; MD, Physician; meal dir, medical director; CM, case management



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