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The first annual American Health Consult-ants/ Case Management Society of America (CMSA) 2000 Case Management Caseload Survey was distributed in the December 2000 issues of seven American Health Consultants newsletters, including Case Management Advisor. In addition, the survey tool was available on-line at www.ahcpub.com and www.cmsa.org through mid-January 2001.
A total of 522 case managers representing a wide range of practice settings responded either on-line or by fax. The largest response rate came from acute care case managers who accounted for 36.5% of the total respondents. Other case managers represented in the data set include:
Next month, we will complete our analysis of the survey results. Our focus will turn to the case management process as we ask industry leaders to examine how much time case managers reported spending on each of the six core components of the process, and to explore the issue of whether the process identified by CMSA in its 1995 "Standards of Practice for Case Management" still applies to case management today.
An executive summary of the entire data set is now available on-line. Visit www.ahcpub.com and click on "Hot Topics in Healthcare." In addition, a white paper analyzing the data set by practice setting will be released in June 2001 at CMSA’s "11th Annual Conference & Expo: Creating the Connection" in Nashville, TN.