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Doubt and Second Guessing

By Laura Ostrowsky, RN, CCM, MUP I have been known to doubt myself. Should I, shouldn’t I is the first step in that process. Should I try? Should I speak up? Am I relevant? Is this a stupid question? I have to say with age has come a modicum of confidence. It’s not...

So… Why are you here? 

By Joan Sevy Majers, DNP, CCM, FACHE It was the first day of the conference. This was my opportunity to attend since previous commitments before my retirement had precluded travel to this particular national meeting. I was excited after reviewing the agenda. The...

The Rebranding of NAFLD and NASH

By Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, FCM Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) has been rebranded as Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD). Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) has been renamed Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated...
Doubt and Second Guessing

Doubt and Second Guessing

By Laura Ostrowsky, RN, CCM, MUP I have been known to doubt myself. Should I, shouldn’t I is the first step in that process. Should I try? Should I speak up? Am I relevant? Is this a stupid...

So… Why are you here? 

So… Why are you here? 

By Joan Sevy Majers, DNP, CCM, FACHE It was the first day of the conference. This was my opportunity to attend since previous commitments before my retirement had precluded travel to this particular...

The Rebranding of NAFLD and NASH

The Rebranding of NAFLD and NASH

By Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, FCM Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) has been rebranded as Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD). Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis...

The Power of Membership 

The Power of Membership 

By Kathleen Parry, RN, BSN, CCM Why do we join CMSA? The reason case managers join is varied. I am sharing my journey as a member of CMSA. I have been a case manager for 20 years and a member of...

Supporting the SUPPORT Act

Supporting the SUPPORT Act

By Matt Dennis Dear Members, It is a pleasure to introduce myself, CMSA’s partner in Washington, D.C. My role is to keep CMSA and its members informed of public policy debates and developments that...

February: American Heart Month

February: American Heart Month

By Dr. Colleen Morley, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN, FCM February's designation as Heart Month traces back to a proclamation by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. President Johnson, himself a...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

By Sandra Zawalski, MSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, ABDA, MSCC Here we are, another year has passed and a month into a new one. Did you complete your resolutions for 2023? Did you make new resolutions for 2024?...