Beverly Cunningham
Beverly Cunningham

Beverly Cunningham Bio

Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN, ACM is a founding partner of Case Management Concepts, LLC, as company supporting healthcare providers in best-practice case management processes.  She has a 25-year deep working knowledge of case management with specific expertise in utilization and denials management, patient flow and the role of the case manager and social worker in the case management process. Beverly was most recently Vice President, Resource Management at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Her areas of responsibility included Case Management, Health Information Management, Patient Access, Solid Organ Transplant, and Transplant Financial Services.

As a consultant, she assists hospitals in implementing, evaluating and improving their case management programs. As a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Master of Nursing Program at the University of Oklahoma, she coached students in their clinical practicums.

Beverly is a well-known speaker in the Case Management field.  She served as a Commissioner on the Commission for Case Management Certification and is a fellow with the Advisory Board.

Beverly's publications include a chapter in CMSA's Core Curriculum for Case Management Certification and most recently, co-author of the book, Core Skills for Hospital Case Management.

Beverly has a BSN from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas and a Master of Science, Nursing Major, from the University of Oklahoma.  She is also certified in case management through the American Case Management Association.

Medicare Compliance and the Hospital RN Case Manager and Social Worker

Description: Rules and regulations for hospital case management departments have been expanding and changing, especially over the past decade.  Compliance regulations for Medicare patients are more complex and impact the way the case management staff operationalize their roles.  In the past, there was little focus on the case...

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How is Your Hospital Paid? A Reimbursement Primer for the RN Case Manager and the Case Management Leader

Key Points: Healthcare industry today and mandate for change Prospective payment Length of stay:  What is expected and how it is impacted How we are reimbursed Healthcare reform Managed care Value-based reimbursement Bundled payments Purpose of case management in relation to reimbursement Strategies for the RN

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Physician Relationships with Hospital Case Management: Physician Advisors and Hospitalists

Key Points: Hospital case management Best-practice case management Hospitalist Physician Advisor: Internal and External Collaboration between hospitalists and case management department Collaboration between physician advisors and case management department Dashboards to determine physician advisor and hospitalist o

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Improving Care Transitions: Discharge Planning from Admission to Community Transfer

Key Points: Foundation of effective transitional planning Current rules, regulation, and standards for transitional planning Preparing for a CMS survey with the Conditions of Participation for discharge planning Barriers to effective discharge planning Case Management department strategies for effective discharge planning

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Fundamental in Hospital Case Management: A Boot Camp Series

Overview The rapidly changing healthcare world is altering the role of case management in terms of value-based reimbursement, the Affordable Care Act, the continuum of care, bundled payments, transitions in care, or accountable care organizations, case management. This jam-packed five-part series will be the answer to all your queries

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Case Management Outcomes Measurement for Effective Practice

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Best Practice Utilization Management: 10 Tips for Success

Key Points: Business of case management Difference between utilization review and utilization management Compliance of utilization management Access points for utilization management Types of utilization management Denial management Incorporating utilization management into case management rules and functions Physician

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Acute Care Case Management: Roles, Functions, Models and Staffing Ratios

Key Points: Why change your structure now Model of care definition Contemporary case management roles Comparison of two models Integrated model Access point case management in the integrated model Collaborative / Triad Model Departmental structure Staffing ratios in both models Key differences between models Simi

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Priming Acute Care Reimbursement: From DRGs to Bundled Payments

Key Points:     Diagnosis-related groups (DRG)     Medicare     Medicaid     Managed care definition     Managed care contracting     Case rate, per diem and % of charges contracts     Managed

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