4th Annual Case In Point Platinum Awards
The Case In Point Platinum Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations making a difference in today's complex healthcare system. Today, all eyes are on the practice of case management and care coordination as a means to improve efficiency and effectiveness in all settings. The Case In Point Platinum Awards Program, like no other awards program in the industry, provides the opportunity for professionals and organizations to highlight their work, be publicly recognized and come together with their peers to celebrate their successes in a way that elevates the entire industry.
The Awards Program is produced by Dorland Health, the publisher of Case In Point, Case In Point Weekly, the Case Management Resource Guide and the Case In Point Learning Network. The Program sets the standard for recognizing professionals and organizations who demonstrate sustained success across a variety of models and settings in the overarching continuum of care coordination.
The Platinum Awards recognize both individuals professionals and organizations of all sizes in a range of categories - from the emergency department to the medical home, to leaders in case management organizations to the independent professional in private practice and dozens in between. Processes such as transition of care, strategies to educate and empower patients and their families and efforts to provide tools and resources that allow consumers to take an active role in their care are making a difference as the industry works to ensure access and improve quality of care, while at the same time lowering healthcare costs.
The Case In Point Platinum Awards provides a public platform to recognize the work being done in the area of care coordination and case management. These efforts are decreasing fragmentation, ensuring safe transitions of care and containing escalating healthcare costs across the care continuum.
Who Should Enter
The Platinum Awards program is open to all stakeholders who provide case management and care coordination services. We are looking for those hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, 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 their organization/team into the 4th Case In Point Platinum Awards if they have a program or a practice that they created, spearheaded, administered or worked in that has:
- 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 and improved collaboration in their organization, 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 awards program is open to any case management professional or organization 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 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 of 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 essential for case/care managers professionals and organizations to demonstrate their roles and the value they bring to the patients and their families, we encourage self-nominations. Please note you do not need to be part of any professional organization to submit an entry as the Platinum Awards Program is open to all!
The Platinum Awards finalists will be selected from the following settings-based case management categories:
Case Management in Acute Settings:
Case Management Provider Program: Entries for best provider-based case management program is one that strives to ensure resources are coordinated and utilized effectively and efficiently.
Discharge Planning Program: An award for inpatient facilities that ensure patient’s transition safely from one setting to another.
Emergency Department: Saluting the emergency department case management program that ensures patients have access and utilize the most appropriate setting to match their health care needs in the least restrictive setting.
Hospital Case Management: This category seeks the best hospital case management program that works collaboratively with patients and the health care team to ensure patients receive safe, quality, evidence-based care in the least restrictive setting.
Long-Term Care: The top program that works with patients in long-term care settings such as home care, skilled care facilities, continuous care retirement centers, and nursing homes.
Observation Services: Recognizing departments that are designed to meet the needs of patients for short stays in lieu of admissions.
Transition of Care Program: Recognizing organizations that have made inroads to improving transitions of care across the care continuum.
Utilization Management Program: Excellence at ensuring health care resources meet evidence-based requirements and the specific needs of the patient.
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 Patient Centered Medical Home: Highlighting the emerging role of the embedded case manager in the primary medical home practice.
Managed Care: Seeking innovative programs that demonstrate how the organizations ensure the care provided is evidence-based, safe, and delivered in the least restrictive setting to meet the individual health and healthcare needs of their members.
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.
Transition of Care Program: Recognizing creative programs that have made inroads into improving the transitions of care across the healthcare continuum for patients and their families.
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 improving productivity and efficiency in the work place.
Occupational Health Care Management: Honoring the occupational 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 organizations in assisting the injured worker 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 integrates medical and behavioral health for a holistic approach to care management.
Medicaid Case Management: Recognizing creative case management programs that focus on 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.
Wellness/Prevention: Acknowledging programs designed to improve wellness by assisting consumers in changing behaviors to prevent chronic disease and catastrophic injuries.
Women/Children Case Management Program: Highlighting programs that are designed assist women and children at risk.
Individual Professional Categories
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 or 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.
How to Enter
This year we've made it even easier to send in your entries by using our online entry system that enables you to create an account, enter and store your submissions for judging. 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.
Please include measurable data and supporting materials such as testimonials, outcomes reports, statistical evidence, press notices and other documents that evince 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 9, 2012. Late Entry Deadline: November 16, 2012.
In creating your synopsis, you may consider dilating 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
4 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Deadline: November 9, 2012 (postmarked)
Late Deadline: November 16, 2012 (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 9, 2012. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.
Award winners and honorable mentions will be notified via email by January 14, 2013.
To mail correspondence or check payment, please mail to the following address:
Case In Point Platinum Awards
4 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20850
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 in spring, 2013.
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. In addition, you should keep in mind that based on the judges scoring, there can be more than one award winner in each category so that raises the chances of more than one winner. Those finalists not chosen as Award Winners are recognized as honorable mentions and receive an award and have an opportunity to present in the full day conference that will accompany this year's Awards Program. Last, both honorable mentions and award winners are recognized at the Award, in a Special Case In Point Platinum Awards Supplement and on the Platinum Award Website.
How can I increase my chance or the chance or our organization/program to be a finalist and an award winner?
Provide evidence in your write up that supports why you or your organization deserves to win the Case In Point Platinum Award. 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 14, 2013.
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 9, 2012. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.
For more information regarding entry details, please contact Hope Kabik at 301-354-1769.
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