Application of Motivational Interviewing to Case Management

Activity description

Education on healthy behaviors and condition management is critical to preventing and slowing the progression of chronic conditions. Traditional education methods often fail when members are told what they need to do by health care workers and educators. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a powerful technique that case managers can leverage to identify the member’s priorities, values and barriers to change. Then, that knowledge is applied to motivate the member to develop a plan that will help them achieve their individual goals. This activity will provide insight on why MI is beneficial, and it will describe MI techniques that may be used in various health care settings.

Course last reviewed: 4/14/2022

Provided by
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and Optum Care.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define MI.
  • Explain the benefits of using MI to help members achieve their goals.
  • Apply MI skills and techniques to encourage healthy changes in behavior.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
04/26/2022
Activity expires: 
05/02/2025

Faculty/Planners
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Clinical Planner
OptumHealth Education

Lolly Bilous, MSN, RN, CCM
Associate Director
Clinical Adherence and Remediation
Clinical Consistency and Safety
Clinical Performance
Optum Care

Karen Davidson, BSN, RN, CCM
Training Consultant
Clinical Adherence and Remediation
Clinical Consistency and Safety
Clinical Performance
Optum Care

Tiffany Younts, MSN, RNC-OB, CCM
Training Consultant 
Clinical Adherence and Remediation
Clinical Consistency and Safety
Clinical Performance
Optum Care

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty/planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Optum Care. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements

Social workers
ACE LogoAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 enduring continuing education credits.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
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