Catastrophic (CAT) and complex injuries and illnesses present unique challenges requiring nurses case managers (NCMs) with special skills, temperaments and experiences. Such cases pose many questions for the seriously injured and disabled person, their family, their employer and the many professionals involved.
In addition, such injuries and disabilities present unique and challenging needs including long term medical costs and specialized care. Essential to effective management of catastrophic (CAT) cases are the following:
- Immediate identification of catastrophic or crisis related issues
- Immediate Case Manager (CM) Assignment and action
- Focused, timely, informed and goal oriented medical case management (MCM), involving all impacted parties in an understanding, compassionate and professional manner
- Use of highly experienced, credentialed case managers (CMs) who employ CaseSmart® solutions to achieve positive return to work solutions
*ISYS® Solutions, Inc. adheres to the CMSA “Standards of Practice of Case Management” as a guideline for care.