Transitions of Care Symposium: Coordination in the Midst of a Pandemic

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Target Audience

Physicians, NPs, PAs, RNs, Case Managers, Social Workers, Public Health professionals, and all other healthcare professionals


This conference will explore a variety of topics relevant to improving patient transition of care. During the COVID 19 pandemic, virtual care plays an important role in ensuring continuity of patient care. Knowledge of available community programs and services is crucial in helping connect healthcare professionals and patients in need with available resources. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and recommendations through group discussion and use of case scenarios.

Topics and Speakers Include

Atrium Health COVID 19 Virtual Hospital
Veronica Costner, MBA, BSN, RN, CHC
Kim Rademacher, MHL, BSN, RN, CCGRN
Thomas Batchelor, MD

Medicare 101 for Case Management
Melissa Barnhardt, MHA, BSN, RN, ACM
Julie Beegle, MSN, RN, CCM, IQCI

Online Community Resources:
Aunt Bertha
Jamie Sunde, MPH, MBA, CPHQ

NCCARE360 - A Tool for Healthier North Carolina
Mikayla Gaspary, MPH

Mental Health - National Impact and What Can We Do?
Manuel Castro, MD

Debunking the Myths of Palliative and Hospice Care to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations
Tiffany Jackson, DNP, RN
Kathryn Styers, BA, CT

Case Scenarios & Group Discussion
Diamond Staton-Williams, MHA, BSN, RN
Julie Beegle, MSN, RN, CCM, IQCI
Jill Loftin, MSN, RN

Learning Outcome
Participants will be able to gain knowledge about virtual care, Medicare, mental health, hospice and palliative care and community resources that are available for patients and healthcare professionals to improve patient transition of care.

CE Information
6.0 Nursing Contact Hours
Charlotte Area Health Education Center(Charlotte AHEC) Nursing Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

6.0 Contact Hours / 0.6 CEUs

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers. The course is approved for 6.0 CE contact hours.

Live Webinar Information
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page


  • Discuss the proactive management of COVID-19 patients across care continuum.
  • Explain the benefits of utilizing online community resources like Aunt Bertha and NCCARE360 to improve continuum of patient care.
  • Overview of the basics of Medicare for clinical case managers to help support patients as needed.
  • Review the current state of behavioral health.
  • Discuss how to implement a safety assessment and role of behavioral health screeners.
  • Discuss the palliative medicine and hospice care and how to identify benefits of each service to help avoid re-hospitalizations.
  • Integrate the concepts and knowledge learned from the class to generate group discussion through case scenarios.


Yuen L Cheung, MSN, RN-BC


Melissa D Barnhardt, RN, ACM, BSN, MHA,Dr. Thomas Batchelor, MD, Julie A Beegle, RN, MSN, CCM, IQCI, Julie A Beegle, RN, MSN, CCM, IQCI,Dr. Manuel A Castro, MD, Veronica Costner, RN, MBA, CHC, BSN, Mikayla Gaspary, MPH, Tiffany L Jackson, DNP, NP-C, ACHPN, Jill Q Loftin, RN, Kim M Rademacher, MHL/BSN/CGRN, Diamond R Staton-Williams, RN, BSN, MHA, ACM, Kathryn Styer, BA, RT(R) CT, Jamie Sunde, MPH, MBA, CPHQ
Nov 12, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
6.00 - CCM
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - Nursing Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Nov 12, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
For Speakers and Planning Committee Members only
Registration Fee.
Contact Hours
Nursing Contact Hours