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NANCY FOSTER, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM, RN-BC
Medical and Rehabilitation Consultant

REHABILITATION CASE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, Contractual employee, Grand Haven, Michigan
Medical and Rehabilitation Consultant
1/13 to Present

  • Extensive background in providing case management for catastrophically injured claimants with auto, health, and worker’s compensation insurance while maintaining a strong emphasis on education, motivation, communication, shared decision-making and respect.
  • Expertise in quick assessment of various conditions for both adults and children, including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, chronic pain, psychiatric and chronic disease states.
  • Ease in communication with both professionals and clients due to background as a Bachelor’s prepared registered nurse with an additional Degree in Psychology.
  • Experience in the managed health insurance industry for a “big picture” understanding of health care, payers and coverage issues.

COMMON SENSE CASE MANAGEMENT, LLC, GRAND HAVEN, Michigan
President and Case Manager
11/06 to Present

  • Provide cost effective, time efficient, professional rehabilitation case management, including client assessments, communication of health care needs, coordination of services, evaluation of client care delivery (which may include medical records review and written medical chronologies of treatment), advanced care plans, client education, individual medical care plans, research, professional consultation and expert witness.

PRIORITY HEALTH MANAGED BENEFITS, INC., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Health and Disease Case Manager
4/05 to 4/12

  • Participated in process of assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, communicating and evaluating patient care delivery to meet an individual’s specific health needs to promote the highest quality care in the most appropriate setting and cost-effective manner.
  • Telephonic case management for managed health care members with commercial and Medicaid insurance. 

RIDGEMOOR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Rehabilitation Case Manager
8/01 to 4/05

  • Assessed and coordinated medical and rehabilitation services for clients who had experienced catastrophic motor vehicle accident injuries for Michigan Auto No Fault or Worker’s Compensation.

SPECTRUM HEALTH, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Program Case Manager
6/00 to 8/01

  • Case management for Medicaid MSS/ISS clients.
  • Supervised community health workers.
  • Facilitating multidisciplinary case conferences.
  • Conducting needs analysis of MOMS program.
  • Designing, developing and managing documents.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Clinical Adjunct Faculty
Winter/Spring semester 2001

  • Preceptor for students in community nursing at Kirkhof School of Nursing.

EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS, Fort Wayne, Indiana
School Nurse
8/97 to 1/00

  • Health and emergency needs assessment.
  • Medication administration.
  • Classroom health education.
  • Infectious disease training of staff.
  • Development of health and safety protocols and emergency treatment for 530 elementary students and 60 staff members.

MERCY GENERAL HEALTH PARTNERS, Muskegon, Michigan
Early Maternal/Infant Home Care Care Manager
3/97 to 6/97

  • Home visits to perform physical assessment of mothers and infants regarding postpartum risk factors.
  • Coordination of services with insurance providers, durable medical equipment providers, physicians and families.

HOLLAND HOME CARE, Holland, Michigan
Early Maternal/Infant Discharge Home Care Case Manager
2/96 to 6/97

  • Responsibilities same as under Mercy General.

VISITING NURSE-HOME CARE SERVICES, INC., Muskegon, Michigan
Early Maternal/Infant Discharge Home Care Case Manager
4/96 to 3/97

  •   Responsibilities same as under Mercy General.

NORTH OTTAWA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Grand Haven, Michigan
Expectant Parent/Breastfeeding Class Educator
11/87 to 1/93

  • Responsibilities included the design, development and teaching of breastfeeding classes, expectant parent classes and support groups.

BLUE CARE NETWORK, Muskegon, Michigan
Contracted Early Maternal/Infant Discharge Home Care Case Manager
8/85 to 1/88

  • Postpartum home visits to perform mother/infant risk assessment, patient education.
  • Coordination  of care with physicians and insurance providers.

EDUCATION

  • 1977 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education (BSN), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.  
  • 1974 – Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS 

  • RN:                  State of Michigan                             Expires     3-31-15
  • RN:                  State of Indiana                                Expires   10-31-13
  • CRRN:            Year Granted:  2002                       Expires     6-30-17
  • CCM:              Year Granted:  2006                       Expires   11-30-16
  • RN-BC           Year Granted:  2007                       Expires   10-28-17

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Case Management Society of America, National and Michigan

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Attend the local Grand Rapids/Holland/Muskegon Chapters for CMSA for networking and education.

SEMINARS/CONTINUING EDUICATION

  • Forteo Plus Prolia Builds Bone, sponsored by Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  Online training.  May 15, 2013.
  • Bathing Binky in Spit May Curb Baby’s Allergy Risk, sponsored by Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  Online training.  May 6, 2013.
  • MS Puzzle:  Vitamin D and the Month of May, sponsored by Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  Online training.  April 12, 2013.
  • Emerging Data and Clinical Advances in MS:  Highlight from the 2013 Annual Neurology Meeting, sponsored by Medscape.  Online Training.  March 29, 2013.
  • Migraine Triggers Fail to Match Patient Reports, sponsored by Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  Online Training.  January 24, 2013.
  • Concussion Evaluation and Treatment, presented by Stephen C. Bloom, DO, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  January 15, 2013.
  • Antimicrobial Agent Linked with Allergic Sensitization in Children, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  December 10, 2012.
  • Depression and Old Age:  Long-term Follow-up of Older Women, sponsored by Medscape.  Online Training.  December 3, 2012.
  • Opioid-Induced Constipation:  Considerations to Enable Appropriate Early Targeted Therapy for Better Patient Outcomes, sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Medicine.  Online training.  November 29, 2012.
  • Preventive Services for Women:  New and Important Changes in Covered Services, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  November 26, 2012.
  • Getting Physical Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  November 26, 2012.
  • Zoster Vaccine Efficacy May Fade, sponsored by Medscape.  Online Training.  November 26, 2012.
  • Low back pain:  Does self-management work?, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  November 26, 2012.
  • Diagnosis Dementia–But Which Type?, sponsored by Medscape. Online training.  November 19, 2012.
  • New Guidelines Issued on Cervical Cancer Screening, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  November 12, 2012.
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment by Age and Sex, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  October 29, 2012.
  • Safety of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  October 24, 2012.
  • ACIP Issues/Recommendations for 2012 Influenza Season, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  September 11, 2012.
  • ASDs Can Be Diagnosed in Patients as Young as 12 Months, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  September 11, 2012.
  • MS-Specific Antibody Isolated, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  July 13, 2012.
  • Alzheimer’s Markers Seen Way Before Symptoms, sponsored by ACCME.  Online training.  July 13, 2012.
  • Pesticide Tied to Sleep Problem, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  June 28, 2012.
  • Low Carb-High Protein Diets May Put Heart at Risk, sponsored by ACCME.  Online training.  June 27, 2012.
  • End of Life Care & Advance Directives, sponsored by VP Professional Services.  Online training.  February 6, 2012.
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension:  A Disease With Increasing Hope, sponsored by Accredo Health, Inc.  Grand Rapids, MI.  November 22, 2011.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease, sponsored by CME Resources (ANCC).  Online training.  October 20, 2011.
  • Osteoporosis:  Diagnosis and Treatment, sponsored by CME Resources (ANCC).  Online training.  October 17, 2011.
  • Aging and Long Term Care, sponsored by CME Resources (ANCC).  Online training.  October 17, 2011.
  • Radiation Exposure in Clinical Settings, sponsored by Atrain Education.  Online training.  October 12, 2011.
  • Medication Challenges in Older Adults, sponsored by Atrain Education.  Online training.  October 12, 2011.
  • Long Term Care Medicaid Boot Camp, sponsored by Elder Law of Michigan.  Grand Rapids, MI.  August 12, 2011.
  • Unsafe Injection Practices, Outbreaks, Incidents and Root Causes, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  July 25, 2011.
  • CDC Issues Revised Guideline for Postpartum Contraceptive Use, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  July 25, 2011.
  • Understanding Zoster:  Impact on the Individual and Society, sponsored by ANCC.  Online training.  July 11, 2011.
  • Overview of Heart Failure, sponsored by Coram Specialty Infusion.  Grand Rapids, MI.  June 20, 2011.
  • Review of Diagnosis, Treatments of Borderline Personality Disorder, sponsored by AMA PRA.  Online training.  June 14, 2011.
  • Androgen Exposure may Put the Finger on ALS Risk, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online Training.  May 11, 2011.
  • Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation, sponsored by Temple University School of Medicine.  Grand Rapids, MI.  May 10, 2011.
  • Vitamin D Again Tied to Lower AMD Risk, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, April 12, 2011.
  • ACOG Endorses CDC Guidelines for Newborn Group B Strep Prevention, sponsored by Medscape (ANCC).  Online training.  April 6, 2011.
  • Brain Stimulation Helps Dysphagia After Stroke, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, March 25, 2011.
  • AAAAI:  Peanut Protein May Build a Better Allergy Test, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, March 25, 2011.
  • Dramatic Declines Seen in Ranks of Heavy Smokers, sponsored by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Office of CME.  Online training.  March 16, 2011.
  • Microbes May Be Reason Farm Kids Breathe More Easily, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, February 14, 2011.
  • Updated USDA Dietary Guidelines Released, sponsored by Medscape (ANCC).  Online training.  February 14, 2011.
  • Home Pesticide Chemicals May Hurt Kids’ Cognition, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, February 10, 2011.
  • IDSA Issues First Guidelines for Treatment of MRSA, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  January 24, 2011.
  • Blood Test Rules Out Down Syndrome, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, January 13, 2011.
  • Chemicals on Job Affect Fertility, Pregnancy, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc. (ANCC).  Online training, January 13, 2011.
  • Understanding the Brain and Brain Injury, sponsored by Spectrum Health Continuing Care.  Grand Rapids, MI.  January 6, 2011.
  • Being Too Clean Hazardous to Health, sponsored by Projects in Knowledge, Inc.  (ANCC).  Online training.  November 30, 2010.
  • Education Symposium on Pain, sponsored by ProCare.   East Lansing, MI.  October 16, 2010.
  • Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, sponsored by Department of Community Health.  Grand Rapids, MI.  October 15, 2010.
  • Business Conduct and Ethics, sponsored by Priority Health.  Grand Rapids, MI.  October 12, 2010.
  • Recognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest, sponsored by Priority Health.  Grand Rapids, MI.  October 12, 2010.
  • Fraud and Abuse Awareness, sponsored by Priority Health. Grand Rapids, MI.  October 12, 2010.
  • Business Practices to Protect Personal Health Information, sponsored by Priority Health.  Grand Rapids, MI. October 12, 2010.
  • Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration in Kent County:  Improvements for Today, Preparation for Tomorrow, sponsored by Network 180.  Pine Rest, Grand Rapids, MI.  October 10, 2010.
  • Cryotherapy May be Most Effective for Removal of Common Warts, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  September 28, 2010.
  • Treatment of Children with Head Lice in the School Setting Reviewed, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  August 16, 2010.
  • Conjunctivitis Across the Pediatric Spectrum, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training. July 26, 2010.
  • CDC Issues Updated Guidelines for Testing TB Infection, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  July 13, 2010.
  • Health Literacy and its Impact on Patient Education, sponsored by Spectrum Health.  Grand Rapids, MI.  June 28, 2010.
  • Low Prenatal Sunlight Exposure May Increase Multiple Sclerosis Risk, sponsored by Medscape.  Online training.  May 24, 2010.
  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids, sponsored by MedPage Today.  Online Training.  May 17, 2010.
  • Low Vitamin D Linked to Fatigue After Brain Injury, sponsored by MedPage Today.  Online Training.  April 29, 2010.
  • Office-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence, sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser.  Priority Health, Grand Rapids, MI.  March 22, 2010.
  • Concussion Label Can be Confusing, sponsored by MedPage Today.  Online Training.  January 19, 2010.