Transitions of Care Sub-Specialty Certification
Transitions of Care (TOC) involves patient transfers from one level of care to another, including a patient’s movement from primary to specialty care, or from a hospital setting to home or another care facility. During these transitions communication often suffers, affecting care quality and patient well-being.
Why is Transitions of Care Important
to Case Management Professionals?
TOC issues are significant challenges to case management professionals, and finding solutions to increase collaboration between care settings is essential to advance health care delivery. When employed successfully, the benefits of improved Transitions of Care include:
- Elevated quality of patient care
- Reduced hospital readmissions
- Conservation of health care-related costs
- Reduced medical errors
Transitions of Care is considered to be one of the largest gaps in health care today. Prepare for the future and strengthen your skills through the Transitions of Care Certification, a sub-specialty certification designed to help case management professionals better understand and improve transitions of care challenges. Obtaining this credential will help to reflect your commitment to care quality, enhance your professional credentials and provide opportunities for increased income and career advancement.
How You Can Demonstrate Your TOC Expertise
Through a joint collaboration, CMSA and ABQAURP have created a sub-specialty certification for Transitions of Care (TOC) as part of the specialized credentials available through ABQAURP’s Health Care Quality Management Board Certification (HCQM). Created to recognize the importance of TOC, this credential is the first one to support professionals – as a team and individually – who demonstrate competence and skills in providing the key elements of TOC.
For additional details about the certification and the available sub-specialties visit www.abqaurp.org/certification.asp.
How Should You Prepare?
Candidates must be credentialed in the Transitions of Care sub-specialty prior to sitting for the HCQM Board Certification by submitting 24 hours of directly-related CE for the TOC sub-specialty. Once the candidate is credentialed and successfully completes the HCQM board exam, they are certified in both Health Care Quality and Management and in the sub-specialty of Transitions of Care and may use the designation CHCQM-TOC. Alternatively, once an exam candidate passes the HCQM exam and becomes an ABQAURP Diplomate, they may apply for the TOC subspecialty at any time by submitting an application along with appropriate documentation and payment.
ABQAURP's live conference, Review of the Core Body of Knowledge, in addition to online courses offered by ABQAURP, provide some CE toward certification. CMSA members receive a discount on both the upcoming live conference and the HCQM exam.
To learn more about the various certifications available to case managers, including the Case Management sub-specialty also available through ABQAURP, please visit: www.cmsa.org/certifications.
ABQAURP is now accepting applications for the 2012 HCQM Exam.
|CMSA Member Discount
(promo code CMSAEXAM)
|Application Fee - United States
|Application Fee - International
|HCQM Board Certification Examination
*Become an Affiliate Member to receive discounts on the exam and related fees. CMSA Members receive an
additional 10% off the pricing above. Go to www.abqaurp.org to learn more about membership.
Corporate & Government Discounts
ABQAURP offers a “Group Rate” discount to any organization sponsoring five or more individuals for the CBK course and/or
certification exam. Call Barbara Chalmers at (800) 998-6030 ext. 116 for more information.
In recognition of dedicated service to our country, ABQAURP offers a 10% discount on the Exam application fee, the Exam fee,
and Core Body of Knowledge online course to all active military personnel. If applying for Affiliate Membership at the same time,
the discount will also be applicable. Please call Barbara Chalmers at (800) 998-6030, extension 116 for details and ordering.