** This session earns RN and CCM Ethics **
Managers we have many options of practicing settings in which we can impact
patient outcomes and facilitate better quality of life for the populations we
serve. Becoming an independent case manager in the private sector is one such
way but a road less traveled by case managers. In one case manager survey,
only 4 percent of respondents chose "independent/private practice"
as their primary work/practice setting.
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce case managers to this
option by sharing my story of how I got to this place and what I have learned
on this journey. The session is designed as an interactive process between
those with an interest in and those who have pursued this career direction as
we all strive to make a difference in health care delivery. We will discuss
business plans and business development built on a foundation of integrity
and fidelity as key factors in growing successful business. It is about obstacles and opportunities and
reflections on our career path. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I
took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference".