Improving Outcomes in Harm Risk Behaviors. Module F. Case Manag
This module looks at the changing status of mental health in our healthcare system—thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and how that is adding to the role of case managers. The module begins by identifying the members of the transdisciplinary team—from primary care providers to mental health providers and pharmacists—and how they can bridge the differences in their training and expertise to collaborate for the best results. The module also examines ethical and cultural concerns that CMs should consider, like the legal duty to warn of possible harm, and the need for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). Finally, the module looks at the key steps CMs should consider when guiding mental health patients through transitions of care (say, from the hospital to an outpatient setting), and how their duties should reflect both the CMSA Standards of Practice and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) case management standards.