A professional case manager, especially one who is employed by a long term care facility, is often involved in working with clients and their families as well as Medicare and Medicaid health plans and private insurers, therefore, much of the work is making sure that the needs of the client and reimbursement agency are met. To help provide these services, the Aging Life Care Association has created a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Case managers who work in long term care facilities need to know and adhere to these standards.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the process of professional case management as it relates to long term care facilities
- Identify the responsibilities of a professional case manager when working in a long term care facility
- Briefly explain what the Aging Life Care Association's Code of Ethics provides to the professional case managers as well as their clients and their families/caregivers
- Explain the five criteria of that Code of Ethics
- Outline each of the three elements of the Aging Life Care Association's Standards of Practice
- Recognize how conflict of interest may affect the practice of a case management
This course was designed to provide information for professional case managers regarding issues and practice that are specific to long term care facilities.
1.0 CE for Nurses