Hospital emergency departments sit at the crux of the most expensive decision in the healthcare system, to admit or not admit a patient. As the industry makes further inroads into value-based care, the decision about whether to admit an ED patient to the hospital is crucial to both containing costs and ensuring appropriate care. Leading hospitals recognize that it’s imperative to optimize the admission process and have added case managers in the emergency department. These programs have demonstrated decreased costs, improved patient care, better resource management, and better collaboration.
Our expert speakers will examine the opportunities and challenges of implementing case management in ED, best practices from hospitals that have successfully incorporated case management into emergency care, and the benefits that are realized by these programs.
Topics of discussion may include:
- How to proactively ensure patients receive the appropriate care in the appropriate setting
- How case management can reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions through the ED
- Strategies to make care managers an integral part of the ED care team to collaboratively assess, coordinate, manage and transition ED patients.
- Best practices and lessons learned from hospitals and systems that have strengthened their case management programs to make better use of tools, such as evidence-based clinical decision support, to reduce claim denials and avoid unnecessary admissions