September 20, 2021 - The American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA) has been in existence for seven years, but 2021 marks the first year of collaboration with the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). Formed in 2014, the ACPA is the only non-profit, physician-led organization supporting physician advisors, case management leaders and other hospital and health system directors across the country.
Over the past number of years, the ACPA has produced and hosted educational presentations in live and virtual formats, published articles, presented advisory papers and offered regulatory reviews for the benefit of many different roles involved in hospital case management. Physician advisors go by many different titles, but key to much of the role’s focus and success involves a dynamic and closely cultivated relationship with our case/utilization management teams.
From concepts integral to optimizing transitions of care, to process improvement involving discharge planning, to identifying opportunities within the scope of appropriate utilization of hospital services, physician advisors depend on the insight provided by nurses and social workers involved in case management. Like them, physician advisors know there are endless projects to tackle and opportunities to uncover. Lessons learned along the way can help countless others in their own health systems and with this intent, ACPA looks forward to participating in future joint efforts with CMSA!
This October 18 – 20, ACPA is hosting their annual National Physician Advisor Conference (NPAC). “Multifaceted: Advising in An Unconventional World” will equip new and existing physician advisors, leaders in case management and clinical documentation integrity, revenue cycle professionals, c-suite leaders and others with novel approaches to navigate their unique healthcare systems during unprecedented times. Scheduled speakers include outstanding thought leaders and nationally recognized authorities involved in regulatory affairs and medical necessity screening procedures, including Dr. Mary McLaughlin-Davis, Senior Director of Care Management at Cleveland Clinic, Vice-Chair of the ACPA Advisory Board, and National CMSA president from 2016 – 2018.
Participants can earn up to 26 Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours while networking virtually with other leaders in the field through one-on-one meet-ups or interactive sessions such as Regional Networking Lunches via a state-of-the-art interactive platform. The event will include topic-based tracks including COVID-19, Pediatrics, and Professional Leadership; a mixture of 30-minute “Quick Hit” sessions and 60-minute plenaries with live chat Q&A with the speakers; and specialized, live presentations including an Observation Case Discussion Panel, a Jeopardy-style session, and an expert panel moderated by the incomparable Dr. Ronald Hirsch.
Registration for NPAC 2021 – “Multifaceted: Advising in An Unconventional World” is now open. For more information about the conference or ACPA, visit www.ACPAdvisors.org.
September 20, 2021 - CMSA is currently sponsoring the 2021 Health Information Technology (IT) Survey, and we need your valuable insight. The healthcare system as we know it today is undergoing rapid transformation. A major driver of change is the introduction of new health IT solutions that cover applications such as electronic health records, decision tools, patient engagement programs and care management software solutions. The primary goal of this survey is to better understand how various health IT applications are impacting those that work in the field of medical management. This survey builds upon three earlier surveys starting in 2008. The results of this survey will be compared to the earlier survey results to help identify trends impacting the practice of case management, among other issues.
Thank you for participating in this important data-gathering effort! Complete the 2021 HIT Survey and be Eligible to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Click here to begin (password to participate is: case management)
September 20, 2021 - CMSA has announced its legislative priorities for the coming year. These priorities have been carefully formulated by the CMSA Public Policy Committee, whose mission is to serve as the communication and educational resource for health policy issues related to the professional practice of case management. This includes helping legislators and policy makers to better understand the role case management plays in healthcare delivery and informing the membership about public policy matters relevant to case managers. This group of dedicated CMSA members has met over the past year to discuss current and future issues that affect the membership and will require monitoring in order to protect case managers, their patients and their patients’ families. In the fast-changing healthcare landscape, the CMSA Public Policy Committee has determined three main areas of focus.
Click HERE to download the one-page sheets for more information
September 2, 2021 - CMSA provides a curated COVID-19 Resouce Center offering timely and useful information for the case management community. From data and statistics, to stress management and self care, find what you need to tackle the challenges faced today. With new items posted weekly as HHS releases new information, be sure to visit often.
- Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 Therapeutics
- Centers for Disease Control: Covid Data Tracker
- SAMHSA Additional Resouces and Information
September 2, 2021 - National Case Management Week is just around the corner! How are you celebrating case management? Take time to thank your case manager peers whether you host a special event in their honor or gift them with fun CM Week swag! Be sure to view the Promotion Guide for ideas on celebrating and the CM Week wearables store. CMSA would love to hear about your plans!
September 2, 2021 - CMSA's Integrated Case Management Training is back! ADDITIONAL 25% DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS!
November 5-7, 2021
Virtual Face-to-Face Training
30 hours of RN, SW and CCM CEs available
The CMSA ICM Training Program provides multiple strategies to engage clients, stratify risk, develop care plans to mitigate risk and help clients achieve improved health and well-being. Please allow 3-4 weeks prior to the November session to complete prework.
September 2, 2021 - Are you ready for your next career adventure? The CMSA Career Center makes finding case management industry opportunities easier, leaving you more time to plan your next career move. Simply create your profile and set up a job agent to automatically receive updates when new jobs matching your criteria are posted. You can even select to be alerted when a preferred employer posts a new position. Plus, the CMSA Career Center allows complete control of how your personal information is stored and shared. Take control of your job search by visiting the CMSA Career Center today!
September 2, 2021 - People living with HIV (PLWH) are living longer than ever before. Advances in antiretroviral therapy have helped to significantly increase the life expectancy of PLWH in recent years. The priorities of addressing the needs of PLWH has shifted from increasing their life expectancy to improving their quality of life. So how can we support PLWH as they age? Join us to learn more about common lifestyle diseases and how they impact people living with HIV.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT
Free for both members and non-members!
August 24, 2021 - Jayme Ambrose, founder and chief executive officer of Adobe Care & Wellness was named a 2021 Health Care Hero in the Innovator category by the Phoenix Business Journal. Under the direction of Ambrose, Adobe Care & Wellness is changing the model for health care delivery with its focus on technology coupled with personalized holistic care to identify and address social disparities that impact health.
Read the Full Press Release HERE
August 12, 2021 - Recognizing that the health care field has undergone significant changes in recent years, Case Management Adherence Guide 2020 helps health care professionals gain and integrate skills and methods for even more comprehensive assessments of clients, families, or their support systems. The guide supports improvements in care planning, care coordination, and care transitions.
August 12, 2021 - It’s a time to celebrate YOU, our field, and the progress we have made together. This past year, case managers across all settings have been challenged to step up in ways we never imagined and bridged gaps we never thought we could, navigating the journey to health for patients and their families.
August 12, 2021 -In partnership with Springer Publishing, an award-winning publisher of healthcare and behavioral sciences content, CMSA is proud to offer additional relevant and professional education. CMSA members receive a 25% discount and FREE shipping on all titles in the Springer library - all developed for optimal outcomes for both the reader and their patients!
August 12, 2021 - Professional Presentations: Review and Tutorial, Part 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Free for both members and non-members!
August 12, 2021 -If you have not logged in to your new and improved CMSA Member Portal recently, you have been missing out! Browse an expanded Membership Directory, take full advantage of the extensive Educational Resource Library for free CEs and more, quickly access Annual Conference registration (2022 details will be available soon), catch up on industry news and trends with publication links at your fingertips, and more!
DID YOU MISS THE CMSA 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE? No worries! There's still time to register and earn CEs.
August 12, 2021 -Early evaluations show that #CMSA2021 was a great success! All education sessions were recorded and are still available through the CMSA Conference Platform through AUGUST 31st. Register today to earn over 60 CEs, learn new trends in case management, and expand your skillset. Additional event recordings are also available. Register for full access - THE next best thing to being with us in June!
Jul. 20, 2021 -The Case Management Society of America (CMSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management, and Schooner Strategies, a national consulting firm have teamed up to sponsor the 2021 version of the health information technology survey focusing on medical management systems.
To see the full press release, click here.
Jul. 1, 2021 - As the leading professional association providing collaboration across the healthcare continuum, CMSA has charged itself with gathering and reviewing relevant data to further support the profession. The 2021 State of the Industry results are in and we are excited to share them with you.
- Slight increase in the amount of case managers 40 and younger currently in the field as compared to 2019.
- Most often coordinated services include: home care, care transitions, and medical appointments.
- More than 80% receive on-the-job training with most reporting caseloads between 11-30.
- 36% do not measure acuity, but for those that do, acuity impacts the determination of caseloads in 2021.
- 83% of employers require a case manager certification.
Jul. 1, 2021 - Check out these new posts to the CMSA BLOG now available on cmsa.org!
Jul. 1, 2021 - Early evaluations show that the #CMSA2021 was a great success! All education sessions were recorded and are still available through the CMSA Conference Platform. Register today to earn over 60 CEs, learn new trends in case management, and expand your skillset. Additional event recordings are also available. Register for full access - THE next best thing to being with us in June!
Jul. 1, 2021 - CMSA is pleased to sponsor the 2021 Health Information Technology (IT) Survey.
The healthcare system as we know it today is undergoing rapid transformation. A major driver of change is the introduction of new health IT solutions that cover applications such as electronic health records, decision tools, patient engagement programs and care management software solutions.
The primary goal of this survey is to better understand how various health IT applications are impacting those that work in the field of medical management. This survey builds upon three earlier surveys starting in 2008. The results of this survey will be compared to the earlier survey results to help identify trends impacting the practice of case management, among other issues.
Apr. 27, 2021 - This year's CMSA Annual Conference is not-to-be-missed. Register now to secure your spot for top-notch education, new and engaging networking, and tons of fun!
- 4 jam-packed days of best practices, trends, and solutions.
- Over 60 continuing education credits available through August 31st.
- 11 educational tracks and 50 educational sessions.
- 4 formal networking roundtable sessions.
- Access to the Job Center.
- Honor Our Heroes special event.
- Engaging virtual networking opportunities like none other.
- Virtual exhibit hall and poster presentations.
Significantly-reduced Early Bird registration fee!
Apr. 27, 2021 - The CMSA Foundation is offering assistance to members who need the education and interaction that the CMSA Annual Conference provides, but are limited in funding due to many challenges, including the pandemic.
WE NEED YOUR HELP. As you register for the Conference, consider adding a donation to the Foundation. These funds are set aside to support other members' attendance. Or, consider a direct donation to ensure that everyone that would like to attend, can.
Apr. 27, 2021 - Congratulations to Tammy Gardner, CCM, from the CMSA Indianapolis Chapter! Tammy won a $100 Visa Gift Card drawing for participating in the 2021 CMSA State of the Industry Survey!
Apr. 27, 2021 -
Mar. 30, 2021 - Investing in Your Profession
Mar. 30, 2021 - The 2020 Conference sessions are now available in the ERL! Here is your chance to not only catch up on CE’s, but to hear from industry leaders on best practices, proven tools and resources, and other key knowledge to help you stay abreast of health care information to better serve your patients.
CEs Available: RN - 47 hrs; 26 CCM - 26 hrs; CCM Ethics - 21; SW - 12 hours.
Login to www.cmsa.org to access.
Mar. 30, 2021 - This training program centers around motivational interviewing which is a highly effective method for improving patient adherence for those resistant to change regarding health behaviors.
Mar. 12, 2021 - Reducing Readmissions through Evidence-based Initiatives - An Overview
Mar. 12, 2021 - Supporters of the Foundation are the key to our success - all donations are welcome! It’s always a nice surprise when the Foundation receives a more sizeable donation and we’d like to shoutout two chapter donors so far in 2021.
Mar. 12, 2021 - Calling all members! Share your best resources with your peers and help to build an online tool accessible on CMSA’s website.
We all need help now and then with finding care and services. CMSA is gathering good and reliable resources - examples may include information on where patients can obtain specialty medications at reduced costs. Or, access to specialty services for rare conditions. Think about the last time you asked yourself, "I wish I had..."
Mar. 12, 2021 - That is this year’s theme for Social Work Month 2021. CMSA applauds and supports this profession and continues to provide educational courses that offer social work continuing education hours. We’ve packaged these courses up to make it easier to find qualifying programs. Simply visit our Career and Knowledge Pathway, and click on Product Bundles at the top of the page! Select our Social Work CE bundle and begin taking courses today! This is free to all CMSA Members.
Mar. 12, 2021 - Each year, members are given an opportunity to recognize their peers for their fabulous case management knowledge and contributions to the industry, and their Chapters for excellence in many areas. There's been so much great work accomplished over the past year - don't delay. Submit your nomination today!
2021 CMSA AWARDS
Case Manager of the Year
Award of Service Excellence
Chapter Excellence and Innovation Awards
Mar. 12, 2021 - It’s that time of year again when our members have a voice in determining who will represent them on the CMSA National Board. This year, members will be electing a President-Elect, a Secretary, and two Director positions. Learn more about each candidate and why they are running for CMSA Board positions.
HONORING THOSE WE HAVE LOST
Feb. 26, 2021 - Each year, we honor our CMSA members that are no longer with us with a memorial video. Please help us to ensure that your friends and peers are included by letting us know those we have lost throughout 2020 and 2021.
Feb. 26, 2021 - The CMSA Annual Conference has gone virtual and the time to register is now!
- Over 60 continuing education credits available through August 31st
- 11 educational tracks
- Significantly-reduced registration fees
- Virtual networking and engaging opportunities like none other
- New exhibitor and marketing packages
Jan. 29, 2021 - Need some support hosting a virtual event? Look no further! We are now taking reservations for the CMSA National Zoom Account. Chapters can reserve a spot twice a year for either a regular zoom educational meeting, networking session, or webinar service. The CMSA national office staff will help with tech support. You just need to supply the content and the attendees!
Jan. 29, 2021 - CMSA is excited to announce that a new integrated website and membership portal is launching soon! Improvements you can expect include:
- Enhanced Member Profiles
- Expanded Membership Directory
- Improved Access to Members-only Content
- Streamlined Submissions Portal for Conference Sessions, Nominations, and Awards
- Integrated Annual Conference Registration
Jan. 29, 2021 - Marvelless Mark believes that business wisdom is Rock N Roll's untold story. Join Marvelless Mark as he shares how to perform like a rock star in your business and in life by learning the innovative success principles of your favorite rock stars...along with some serious business content.
Jan. 29, 2021 - Integrated Case Management Training Spring 2021. Do you have an interest in CMSA’s ICM Training but need assistance to begin training? Look no further. The CMSA Foundation is offering a scholarship for a member to join the ICM Spring event. Scholarship deadline has been extended to March 1.
Jan. 29, 2021 - The world is still struggling to fight the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu in the early 20th century. Approved vaccines are available, and distribution has begun, but many, including health care professionals are hesitant to take the vaccine. Now is the time for us to show respect and compassion to those that are vaccine hesitant, to learn and understand their fears, and find ways to better communicate the benefits of vaccination Free to CMSA Members; $40 for Non-Members; Earn 1 hr CCM and RN CEs. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 11:00 AM EASTERN
Jan. 29, 2021 -The CMSA National Office is excited to announce that Jessica Costello has joined the team as project coordinator. Jessica's main areas of responsibility include overall departmental support and assisting CMSA members with their needs. When asked to tell us all a little bit more about herself, she shared this: "I’m originally from Michigan, but am happy to call Nashville my home. My amazing fiancée, Austin, and I spend most of our free time planning our July 2021 wedding, enjoying the lake, and doting on our animals. I am thrilled to join the CMSA team!"
Jan. 8, 2021 - Do you have a passion for public policy and promoting case management? Consider applying for the Margaret Leonard Public Policy Grant to promote grassroots public policy awareness about case management by effectively communicating and building relationships with legislators, regulators or healthcare agencies at the local, state, or national level. Deadline to apply for the 2021 Grant is January 31, 2021.
Jan. 8, 2021 - CMSA is excited to announce a partnership with Springer Publishing, an award-winning publisher of healthcare and behavioral sciences content, to deliver relevant and professional education. CMSA members receive a 25% discount and FREE shipping on all titles in the Springer library - all developed for optimal outcomes for both the reader and their patients!
Jan. 8, 2021 - Each year, members are given an opportunity to recognize their peers for their fabulous case management knowledge and contributions to the industry. It is that time again to submit your 2021 Nominees.
CMSA Board of Directors Meeting
Jan. 8, 2021 - The CMSA Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern and all CMSA members are invited to observe. The Agenda will include updates on membership, CMSA Foundation, Annual Conference activities, and other activities. Registration is required - contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your membership and continued support of CMSA!
Jan. 8, 2021 - Dr. Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD believes that healthcare needs a trip to Mars. Why? We need a healthcare system that would keep an astronaut on Mars alive if we want to keep improving people’s lives. Dr. Mesko is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become a reality in medicine and healthcare. Mark you calendars for June 8-11, 2021 for the CMSA Annual Conference. Registration opens in February.
Jan. 8, 2021 - Join an impressive line-up of industry thought leaders on this roundtable discussion as they focus on leading during a pandemic and offering insight into the challenges our leadershave faced during these difficult times. Free to CMSA Members; $40 for Non-Members; Earn 1 hr CCM and RN CEs. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 - 12:00 PM EASTERN
Jan. 8, 2021 - If you are committed to improving the health outcomes of the most at-risk populations and willing to link and integrate care coordination across all domains of health, then this training is for you! The training consists of two sections – an online, self-study, then a virtual face-to-face. Sign up today to begin the online portion of the training and be ready to attend the virtual face-to-face May 4-6, 2021.
Dec. 11, 2020 - CMSA is pleased to announce the 2021 Call for Nominations is now open! We are seeking individuals with industry leadership and experience who are willing to commit to the time, energy and efforts to lead our association. There are four open positions for the 2021 ballot. The elected individuals will begin their term in June 2021. The nominations process is online this year! Be sure to review the requirements before visiting the Nomination Form to make sure you have all materials ready to submit. Want to learn more about the position descriptions, board requirements and expectations?
Submission Deadline: January 17, 2021
Dec. 11, 2020 - Join an impressive line-up of industry thought leaders on this roundtable discussion as they focus on the efforts of hospital, outpatient, and payer programs.
Friday, December 18, 2020
11:00 AM Central
Free to CMSA Members; $40 for Non-Members; Earn 1 hr CCM and RN CEs
Nov. 6, 2020 - Congratulations to the Winner of the Social Media Madness Contest held during National Case Management Week. And the winner is (insert drum roll here) CMSA Chicago! CMSA Chicago was very creative in celebrating CM Week 2020. The board kicked off the week with an awesome video message wishing all CMs a Happy Case Management Week. They also hosted a mid-week Facebook live event, and posted several pictures and messages throughout the week. With all the excitement drummed up, they gained 33 new followers! Thank you CMSA Chicago for your enthusiasm and dedication to CMSA. Keep up the good work!
Nov. 6, 2020 - Want to check out all the great work presented during the 2020 CMSA Annual Confernece Poster Sessions? Interested in revisiting ones that made an impact? Visit the 2020 Virtual ePoster Showcase to explore and learn. The Showcase will be open through the end of the year; no CE credit is available.
Nov. 6, 2020 - CMSA’s ICM program provides multiple strategies to engage clients, stratify risk, and develop care plans to mitigate risk and help clients achieve improved health and well-being. Virtual ‘Face to Face’ Training scheduled for May 4-6, 2021.
Oct. 31, 2020 - Your clients, family, and friends rely on you to be strong, resilient, and reliable. With so many challenging events in life, it is becoming harder to be the one everyone relies upon. Join us on November 18 at 11:00 AM Central for a webinar that will recognize your challenges and provide guidance and support to weather the storm.
Oct. 31, 2020 - Celebrate and honor those Case Managers who have made impact on us and our field. It’s an opportunity to tell the story of the world changers. Together, we will honor these amazing individuals and push the mission we are working to accomplish together forward!
Oct. 31, 2020 - Did you know that CMSA has online sessions that are pre-approved for CCM Ethics? We've bundled them up to make them easier for you to find. Simply visit our online education site to catch up on your required ethics hours today!