Kathleen G Fraser, MSN, M. Jur, MHA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN, FAAN Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Occupational Medicine and HIPAA

Keywords/Search Terms:

Nurse Case Management Administration, Worker's Compensation, Patient Advocacy, Nurse Case Management Opioid Interventions, Care Coordination.


M. Jurisprudence Healthcare Law & Policy, Texas A&M University School of Law; MSN , St. Joseph's College; BS in Biology, Texas A&M University; RN, University of Houston Victoria School of Nursing

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Certified Case Manager, Certified Rehabilitation Nurse, Certified in Case Management with the American Nurses Commission & a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing. Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Law and Policy as well as a Master's in Nursing Degree. 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. 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. Areas of Expertise: • Case Management Best Practices & Standard of Care • Care Coordination and Transitions of Care • Integrated Case Management Behavioral and Physical Health • Worker’s Compensation Transitions with Nurse and Vocational Case Management • Worker’s Compensation Catastrophic case management • HIPAA and Case Management • Case Management Ethics • Anti-Kickback in Case Management • Opioid Crisis and Pain Management Techniques for Nurse Case Manager’s Advanced Certifications & Honors: • Professional Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) since 2019 • Registered Nurse License in the state of Texas Expiration Date 9/30/2023, Compact Nurse Licensure w/32+. • Board Certification in Case Management through the American Nurses Credentialing Commission renewed 8/3/2019-8/2/2024. • Certified Case Manager through the Commission of Case Management renewed 6/1/2020-5/31/2025. • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse through the American Rehabilitation Nurses Association renewed 7/1/2018-6/30/2023.