Kathleen Fraser is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Case Manager, a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, and Board Certified in Case Management with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She specializes in Occupational Medicine, Patient Advocacy and HIPAA with a focus on Case Management, Workers’ Compensation, Opioid Crisis Management and Education for Nurses and Case Managers.
Kathleen holds a Masters' degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration and most recently a Masters' of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Law & Policy from Texas A & M University School of Law.
Kathleen's beginning nursing background included Acute Care, Emergency Room, Labor & Delivery and as a Director of Nursing. 30 years ago, she entered Case Management and for 23 years of that, worked in the Worker's Compensation discipline serving as a Catastrophic Field Nurse Case Manager for 6 years, then becoming a Regional Director of Nurse Case Management for the next 17 years at one of the largest Worker's Compensation Carriers in the world, originating the Vocational Program for Zurich immediately.
She became the Executive Director of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) 12/30/2016 thru 8/31/2020, unanimously voted into the position by the National Board of Directors along with approval of CMSA’s head of accounting and attorney. Prior to this appointment, she served in the elected position as President of CMSA National as well as 6 years prior in 3 other positions on the National board. In 2018 she was named as CMSA's National Case Manager of the Year, an accolade given to an individual that has influenced the profession of case management globally.
Kathleen was also selected by SEAK, Inc. and the National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference as one of the "50 most influential people in Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine". She was the only Registered Nurse on the list. Kathleen is an international author, speaker and educator on healthcare topics including Transitions of Care, Integrated Case Management, Ethics for Case Managers, HIPAA, Worker's Compensation, the Opioid Crisis, Medication Adherence, Care Coordination, Work Comp Core Curriculum for Case Management, Case Management Standards of Practice and The Case Management Model Act.
Education & Licenses
MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN, M. Jurisprudence Healthcare Law & Policy and a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing since 2019. RN Tx License which is Compact with 32 other states legal to practice and 8 more states pending.