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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Given the time and expense incurred by TPAs, reinsurers and case management companies to train nurse case managers in transplant management - INTERLINK® decided to help, and help in a big way by creating the Advanced Achievement in Transplant Management Certification (AATMC) program. Understanding the transplant process, contracting provisions, reporting appropriately, and providing coordinated messages with the transplant center will greatly increase the value based care of case management for our insurance clients. To enhance the value of AATMC recipients even more, INTERLINK® COE Networks & Programs will be providing mastery level continuing education, granting on-line contract access and offering free medical team consultation after successful completion of the program. This self-study program is comprised of 8 webinars with post-tests as well as completion of 2 Medical Round Table Webinars.


The AATMC certification program contains the following elements:

1. Outcome Education & Resources: increase understanding of improved outcomes and why they are beneficial, review candidate education materials, outcome fact sheets and pertinent internet resources;
    
2. Transplant Continuing Education: through completion of the AATMC program 10 CCM credits can be earned;
    
3. Contract & Rate Education: in-depth webinar on contract provisions and contracting methods, concluding with a contract rate proficiency post-test; and
    
4. Medical & Insurance Report Preparation: completing a course of study developed by INTERLINK® on medical necessity assessment and case management report writing.


APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process will include documentation of Case Management experience (two years minimum), and a working relationship with INTERLINK®, although this is not mandatory. A working relationship with INTERLINK® will waive the tuition fee. Successful applicants will receive a formal acceptance letter from INTERLINK's Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Quality Programs.


PROGRAM BENEFITS
The benefits of this program to Case Managers will be substantial. Upon receiving the Advanced Achievement in Transplant Management Certification (AATMC), this special class of case managers will have:

1. On-line rate access* and automated referral processes;
2. On-line reporting and claims access;
3. Listing on INTERLINK's website as a certified AATMC Case Manager (optional);
4. A framed Certificate; and
5. Complimentary transplant consultation for all INTERLINK® cases.
*granted access with a signed participation agreement only.

PROGRAM QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1. Is there a cost to participate?
There is a fee of $495 per nurse for non-INTERLINK® clients.
     
2. What is the composition of the program?
The program is comprised of eight core sessions which cover all phases of the transplant care process in a self-study webinar format followed by a required post-test. Two Medical Round Table Webinar discussions are required with completion of post evaluation, as well. A total of 10 CCM credits can be earned upon successful course completion.
     
3. What is the time commitment required to complete the AATMC program?
The self-study program was designed to accommodate case managers' busy schedules. Each AATMC session requires about one hour of commitment and an additional two hours for the Medical Round Table teleconference requirements. Post tests are administered through our website and can be completed at your convenience.
     
4. Can anyone apply?
Two years of active case management experience is required for application. This program attempts to educate nurses in a network unbiased manner, so an active working relationship with INTERLINK® is not mandatory, but may prove beneficial should there be more applicants than spaces available. INTERLINK® reserves the right to deny access to this program to competitors and others without cause.
     
5. What are the benefits?
There are many benefits for the organization and case manager. Case managers with an active Participation Agreement (PA) will receive specialized training, on-line contract access, expedited referral process, consultative access to INTERLINK®'s medical team, advanced educational programs, and access to INTERLINK®'s preferred fee schedule for their clients. Recipients without an active PA are allowed the specialized training, access to advanced educational programs and consultative access to INTERLINK®'s medical team.

Organizations can market and promote they have AATMC recipients on staff to manage transplant care for their clients.