Departments: EditorialThe “Alpha” and “Attending” Case ManagersPowell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQAuthor Information The editor reports no conflicts of interest. Professional Case Management: July/August 2015 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 163-164 doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000100 Buy Metrics Abstract Case management has gone from episodic, to coordinating central arenas, to fragmentation, and back again. We must now—at least for complex, selected patients—look at a new (or old) method of case management. This column talks about traditional case management, use of an “alpha” case manager, and the “attending” case manager. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.