5th Annual Case In Point Platinum Awards
|Entry Deadline: November 22, 2013
Late Entry Deadline: December 4, 2013
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The Case In Point Platinum Awards recognize the best case management programs and healthcare professionals working within the broad scope of care coordination. Now it its fifth year, the prestigious awards program and ceremony provide a national spotlight for individuals and organizations to showcase the crucial work they are doing in the areas of case management and care coordination.
The Platinum Awards recognize healthcare professionals and organizations of all sizes across more than 35 categories, from the acute setting to managed care and specialty programs and a diverse array of individual categories.
About the Platinum Awards
With the healthcare industry in a state of disruption, the practice of case management and the process of care coordination are viewed as stabilizing forces in the pursuit of quality, patient-focused healthcare. The Platinum Awards Program highlights these endeavors - the programs that are containing costs, the initiatives that are improving quality, and the professionals at the point of care who are ensuring a patient-centered healthcare system.
The Awards Program is produced by Dorland Health, the leading publisher for professionals and organizations involved in the broad case management and care coordination industry. The Awards Program has set the standard for recognizing professionals and organizations that demonstrate sustained success across a variety of models and settings in the overarching continuum of care coordination.
Like no other awards program in the industry, the Case In Point Platinum Awards Program provides a national platform for professionals and organizations to showcase their work, achieve broad national recognition, and celebrate their success during an awards ceremony in a way that elevates the entire industry.
Who Should Enter
The Case In Point Platinum Awards program is open to all stakeholders who provide case management and care coordination services. We are looking for health systems, managed care organizations, integrated delivery systems, provider organizations and individual professionals who have launched, sustained and improved programs making an impact in today’s healthcare arena. Professionals should enter themselves or for their organization/team into the 5th Case In Point Platinum Awards to achieve recognition for an effective, innovative program or practice that they created, spearheaded, administered or worked in that has:
- Produced positive outcomes
- Contributed to changing the way healthcare is delivered
- Improved quality of care
- Educated patients and their families to be actively engaged in their care
- Affected change in their organization
- Assisted in breaking down silos
- Improved communications and collaboration with consumers, payers and providers
- Developed a creative/innovative program that has been successful in ensuring access to safe, effective, quality care that meet the needs of the individual patient
- Found ways to lower healthcare costs while improving quality and access to care
The Platinum Awards finalists will be selected from the following settings-based case management categories:
Case Management in Acute Settings:
Discharge Planning Program: An award for discharge planning programs that ensure patient’s transition safely from one setting to another.
Emergency Department: Saluting the emergency department case management program that ensures patients at-risk are identified, assessed and worked with to ensure they have access resources in the least restrictive setting to match their individual health care needs.
Hospital Case Management: This category seeks the best hospital case management program that brings the patient, the family and the health care team together to ensure patients receive safe, quality, evidence-based care in the least restrictive setting.
Provider Program: Entries for best provider-based case management program is one that strives to ensure resources are coordinated and utilized effectively and efficiently in provider organizations to meet the individual needs of the patient.
Transition of Care Program: Recognizing organizations that have made inroads to improving transitions of care for patients and families across the care continuum.
Utilization Management Program: Excellence at ensuring healthcare resources meet evidence-based requirements and the specific needs of the patient. Examples of areas of focus include denial/appeal management programs, best practices in observation status and prevention of fraud and abuse.
Case Management in Managed Care:
Disease Management/Population Health: Recognizing programs and professionals that have found creative and innovative ways to manage patients with chronic medical conditions in order to decrease exacerbations, improve quality of life and contain escalating costs.
Embedded Case Manager in the Medical Home: Highlighting the emerging role managed care has in providing embedded case managers to ensure care coordination as primary practices and medical transition to the patient centered medical home.
Managed Care: Seeking innovative programs that demonstrate how managed care organizations are improving population health and work to engage patients to be active participants in their care to promote health and wellness and reduce chronic conditions.
Nurse Call Center: Honoring the best call center that provides patients an effective and efficient resource to gain information, resources and guidance regarding health and heath care issues thus avoiding unnecessary.
Transition of Care Program: Recognizing creative models managed care organizations have created to meet the needs of their members as they transitions across the healthcare continuum.
Utilization Management Program: Innovative programs that ensure efficient use of healthcare resources and ensure they meet evidence-based requirements and the specific needs of the patient.
Disability Case Management: Seeking creative disability programs that work to prevent injuries and assist employers and employees in reducing disability and focus on abilities vs. disabilities.
Occupational Health Care Management: Honoring the occupational health programs that have made strides in keeping workers healthy through wellness and medical management programs.
Workers’ Compensation Case Management: Saluting companies that meet the goals of workers compensation; assisting the injured worker to reach their greatest potential and returning to gainful employment through coordinated medical management programs.
Case Management Specialty Programs:
Behavioral Health Case Management: Recognizing programs that meet the individual needs of patients with behavioral health conditions.
Integrated Case Management: The best case/care management program that has successfully integrated medical and behavioral health as a holistic approach to care management.
Medicaid Case Management: Recognizing creative case management programs that focus on providing care to the Medicaid population.
Medicare Program: Recognizing innovative case management programs that focus on providing care for the Medicare population.
Military Case Management: Saluting each branch of the US Military working in the area of care coordination and the dynamic programs designed to meet the health and healthcare needs of our active and retired military men and women as well as their families.
Pediatric Case Management: Highlighting innovative programs that work with infants, children and adolescents and their families to meet the medical, physical and behavioral healthcare needs throughout the care continuum.
Rehabilitation Case Management: Identifying top rehabilitation programs assisting patients undergoing rehabilitation to reach their maximum function after an illness or injury.
Social Work Programs: Distinguishing outstanding social work programs that meet the social needs of consumers at risk in settings across the care continuum.
Wellness/Prevention: Acknowledging programs designed to motivate, empower and educate consumers to address behaviors that impact health and wellness.
Women/Children Case Management Program: Highlighting programs that are designed assist women and children at risk.
Recognizing dedicated professionals who are champions and provide support, encouragement and leadership in their organizations and/ or departments. In addition to organizations, the Case In Point Platinum Awards recognize the Brightest Stars in the following categories:
Case/Care Manager – Leadership: Recognizing the case manager who excels at providing guidance and leadership in the area of care/case management.
Case/Care Manager – Patient Outreach: Honoring the case manager who delivers extraordinary care in their case management practice.
Disability Manager: Saluting individuals who work with those disabled due to an injury, a chronic medical or behavioral health condition.
Disease/Wellness Case Manager: Recognizing clinical professionals with expertise in various disease states who educate and empower patients to manage their chronic conditions.
Geriatric Care Manager: Seeking top specialists working with the elderly and their families to address health and life challenges.
Hospice/Palliative Care Case Manager: Identifying professionals working with patients and families to ensure dignity through the continuum of life.
Independent Practice: Honoring professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit who branch out on their own or start small businesses in the area of case/care management.
Medical Directors: Honoring physicians who provide guidance, support and direction to those who coordinate care and act as liaisons to the treating physicians in both the payer and provider sectors.
Life Care Planner: Appreciating professionals who utilize their clinical and research expertise to develop a life plan for those faced with catastrophic/chronic conditions.
Social Worker: Distinguishing individuals in the field of social work and their work as a member of the healthcare team.
Workers’ Compensation Case Manager: Recognizing individual professionals who work with the injured worker to assist them in reaching his/her maximum potential and return to gainful employment.
* Dorland Health has the authority to reassign categories as needed.
How to Enter
You may use our online entry system that enables you to create an account, enter and store your submissions for judging. Or you can still download the entry form if that is your preference. Just complete the entry form and submit a 750 word description, case study or a quality improvement project that explains and supports why you or your organization should win the Platinum Award. Please be specific, providing evidence-based outcomes and statistics if possible, so when the judges review applications they can understand the value you or your organization brings forth.
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Please include measurable data and supporting materials such as testimonials, outcomes reports, statistical evidence, press notices and other documents that support your best-of status.
Professionals and Organizations can self-nominate in one or more of the listed categories. Nominations need to be submitted with the following information and postmarked by November 22, 2013. Late Entry Deadline: December 4, 2013.
In creating your synopsis, you may consider providing further information on the following:
- Within your program, are you communicating with the patient, family and others to gain a comprehensive assessment?
- Does your program include a plan of care that includes short- and long-term goals and incorporates the patient/family needs?
- Does your facility transition the patient as needed and provide information that enables the patient and/or the next case manager to understand the plan of care and the unique opportunities or challenges that have been discovered?
- How are you advocating for the patient and members of the health care team to ensure the plan of care is meeting the needs of the patient and that progress is being made? If barriers are identified, is the plan of care re-evaluated?
- Are care coordination activities and short- and long-term goals documented and are you actively monitoring the plan of care as the needs of the patient change?
- What patient engagement efforts have you implemented that have improved health, decreased exacerbations and readmissions?
- Share documented cost-savings and outcomes that demonstrate the value you and your organization bring to patients, families and the industry as a whole.
Where to Send
Entries can be submitted online. If you are emailing your entry form, then send the form and your 750 word overview that explains why you or your organization should win the Platinum Award and any supporting documentation to:
Email your Entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible please submit a return receipt request, or call to confirm we have received your entry. If you email or mail your entry, please make sure the category and name of the person or organization is listed on each page in case the material gets separated.
To mail correspondence or check payment, please mail to the following address:
Case In Point Platinum Awards
Two Washingtonian Center
9737 Washingtonian Blvd., Ste. 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7364
The awards program is open to any case management professional, organization or member of the care coordination team that fits within the categories below. Because healthcare is global, we will accept submissions from organizations worldwide.
You may apply in one or more category as an individual or a company if you are doing important work in more than one area. Feel free to choose the category(s) that best matches your program, or provides an opportunity to highlight a professional making a difference.
Entries are judged on the documentation that you submit about your program. Entries should clearly demonstrate creativity, innovation, leadership, behavioral change, cost containment, patient education, empowerment and engagement efforts that lead to improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, and containment of escalating healthcare costs.
Because it is critical for all members of the care coordination team and organizations to use data to support their work and the value they bring to their organizations and to the patients and their families, entries will be judged on the documentation submitted.
Deadlines/ Entry Fees
Deadline: November 22, 2013 (postmarked)
Late Deadline: December 4, 2013 (postmarked)
The price of each primary entry is $290. The price of additional entries (same program or professional but different categories) is $145. A late entry surcharge of $150 will be applied per entry submitted after November 22, 2013. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.
Award winners and honorable mentions will be notified via email by January 15, 2014.
To mail correspondence or check payment, please mail to the following address:
Case In Point Platinum Awards
Two Washingtonian Center
9737 Washingtonian Blvd., Ste. 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7364
Do you accept self-nominations?
We encourage self-nominations. It is important for professionals to share their work and be recognized for the value they bring to the practice. Please note you do not need to be part of any professional organization or certifying body to submit an entry. The Platinum Awards Program is open to all.
How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by a panel of case management professionals who have a wide variety of experience that match the award categories. We evaluate your entry based on the evidence you provide to support the success of your program.
Who is eligible to win an award?
All members of the care coordination team, case management professionals, departments and organizations who are improving the healthcare delivery system are eligible to enter and win an applicable award.
Where and when will the awards ceremony take place?
The award winners are chosen from the finalists and awarded at the Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony will be held on May 5, 2014 at the prestigious Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD.
What happens if an individual or program is chosen as a finalist?
Being named a finalist in this prestigious program is an honor and you will be recognized. We encourage you to promote the fact that you were chosen as a finalist in press releases and internal promotions within your organization.
Select finalist(s) within each judged category will be awarded the designation of "Category Winner". Based on the judges scoring, there can be more than one Category Winner in each category. Those finalists not chosen as Category Winners are recognized as Honorable Mentions, receive an award and recognition in the Case In Point Platinum Award Special Report. The special Case In Point Platinum Awards Supplement is distributed at the Awards Event, the Care Coordination Summit as well as at various industry conferences throughout the year. Platinum Award finalists will also get coverage through press releases and on the Platinum Award Website. Lastly, both Honorable Mentions and Category Winners are recognized at the Platinum Awards Program at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD on May 5, 2014.
How can I increase my chance or the chance or our organization/program to be a finalist and an award winner?
Provide data as evidence in your write-up that supports why you or your organization deserves to win the Case In Point Platinum Award. Be specific as to how your program has made a difference and how it stands out. Judges look for unique programs and programs that are sustainable. You can include supporting materials like outcomes data, testimonials, and other documentation that clearly demonstrate your successes.
When will we be notified about the status of our entry?
The person submitting the nomination will be notified by email if you are named a finalist. Finalists will be notified by January 15, 2014.
Are the awards affiliated with any professional organizations?
The Case In Point Platinum Awards Program is an independent competition. It is not a requirement that you or your organization be part of any professional organization.
What if I want to submit to more than one category?
Please do. We encourage you to submit to all categories to which you or your organization best demonstrate success.
What are the entry fees?
The price of each primary entry (unique program) is $290. The price of additional entries (same program, different categories) is $145. A late entry surcharge of $150 will be applied per entry submitted after November 22, 2013. No entries will be accepted after Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.
For more information regarding entry details, please contact Hope Kabik at 301-287-2425
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