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Physician's Guide

Understanding and Working With Integrated Case Managers

  • Roger G. Kathol
  • Katherine Hobbs Knutson
  • Peter J. Dehnel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of Case Management, Health Complexity, and the Integrated Case Management Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 27-49
    3. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 79-98
    4. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 99-120
    5. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 121-143
    6. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 145-170
  3. Guidelines for Physicians Working to Maximize Patient Outcomes in Collaboration with Integrated Case Managers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 173-197
    3. Roger G. Kathol, Katherine Hobbs Knutson, Peter J. Dehnel
      Pages 199-212
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 231-343

About this book

Introduction

Improving the outcomes for patients in our changing healthcare system is not straightforward. This grounding publication on case management helps physicians better meet the unique needs of patients who present with poor health and high healthcare-related costs, i.e., health complexity. It details the many challenges and optimal practices needed to work effectively with various types of case managers to improve patient outcomes.  Special attention is given to integrated case management (ICM), specifically designed for those with health complexity. The book provides a systematic method for identifying and addressing the needs of patients with biological, psychological, social, and health-system related clinical and non-clinical barriers to improvement. Through ICM, case managers are trained to conduct relationship-building multidisciplinary comprehensive assessments that allow development of prioritized care plans, to systematically assist patients to achieve and document health outcomes in real time, and then graduate stabilized patients so that others can enter the case management process. Patient-centered practitioner-case manager collaboration is the goal. 

This reference provides a lexicon and a roadmap for physicians in working with case managers as our health system explores innovative ways to improve outcomes and reduce health costs for patients with health complexity. An invaluable, gold-standard title, it adds to the literature by capturing the authors' personal experiences as clinicians, researchers, teachers, and consultants. The Physician's Guide: Understanding and Working With Integrated Case Managers summarizes how physicians and other healthcare leadership can successfully collaborate with case managers in delivering a full package of outcome changing and cost reducing assistance to patients with chronic, treatment resistant, and multimorbid conditions.  


Keywords

behavioral health behavioral medicine complex integrated care mental health outcomes

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger G. Kathol
    • 1
  • Katherine Hobbs Knutson
    • 2
  • Peter J. Dehnel
    • 3
  1. 1.Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota, Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™BurnsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical Instructor, Duke University School of MedicineDurham USA
  3. 3.Medical Director for Case Management and Utilization ManagementBlue Cross Blue Shield of MinnesotaEdinaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28959-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28957-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28959-5
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