Contemporary RN Case Managers and Advanced Care Coordination:  The Emerging Roles of Registered Nurses

(White Paper, National RNCM Training Center)

Since the 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) there has been a significant increase in the call for Registered Nurses to practice in case manager, care transitions and care coordination roles in all practice settings.  This white paper describes the contemporary roles that are emerging. 

Ethical Nursing Care Verses Cost Containment: Considerations to Enhance RN Practice

(Kelly et. al, OJIN, January 2018)

An article of importance to all CMs as we determine assurance of evidence based, patient centered, holistic care in an era of lowering healthcare costs.

Forecasting the Near Future of Professional Case Management Practice

(H. Tahan, CMSA Today, Issue 4: 2019; pp. 14 – 21)

An important examination of the role of the RN in case management including an impressive summary table of case management work.  See what you think of the author’s use of the term “consumer” rather than patients or clients.

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

(Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, 2010)

The recommendations offered in the report focus on the critical intersection between the health needs of diverse, changing patient populations across the lifespan and the actions of the nursing workforce. These recommendations are intended to support efforts to improve the health of the U.S. population through the contributions nurses can make to the delivery of care. Scroll down The Academic Progression in Nursing website to find downloadable pdfs that include the full report as well as updates and briefs.

Today’s Nurses Poised to Fill Needs in Primary Care

(R. Ricciardi, AHRQ Views, May 2018)

In this article by Dr. Ricciardi, Director Division of Practice Improvement and AHRQ Senior Nursing Advisor, discusses the history of nurses and primary care and identifies reasons that it is time for the “pendulum to swing” as nurses fulfill their potential in primary care.  While his focus is APRNs, we recognize that RN Case Managers will also be needed.