Health Planning and Policy Management

In today’s environment of fiscal frugality and healthcare organization sustainability, there is a discussion on where in the healthcare delivery system’s organizational structure should the department of case management report. Case management has a fiscal and also a clinical function with patient care. You are the chief nursing executive of a healthcare delivery system and have been asked to recommend to senior leadership whether the case management function should report to you or the chief fiscal officer (CFO). The reason you are being asked to do this is because your CFO just got back from a conference and the trend he or she observed was of this department coming under the fiscal function. Using the South University Online Library, the Internet, and your text readings, research various opinions on this topic. According to your understanding and the present and future role of case management, should the director of case management report to the chief nurse executive or to the CFO? Why? Explain how case management is a clinical tool for care coordination as well as a fiscal cost management tool.






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