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June 2014 In This Issue
Special Announcement
Featured Events
Member Announcements
Featured Article
Articles and Links
Industry Events
CareerSmart Learning
University of Chicago Medical Center
The University of Alabama
Special Announcement

CMSA's 24th Annual Conference & Expo was a wonderful success! Nearly 2,000 case managers from across the nation joined us in Cleveland, where we "rocked out" and experienced the highest caliber education and technology available to case management today!

Take a look at some highlights from the conference, below!


If you have not yet completed your conference evaluations for continuing education credits, be sure to do so before the Online Evaluation Manager closes on September 30, 2014! Visit the CMSA Conference site under Continuing Ed and click Access the 2014 CE Manager, then log in with your last name and conference registration ID to access the system. 

Additionally, to download the comprehensive set of session presentations and handouts, visit the conference app (access the web version here) and navigate to Event Schedule in the main menu (click the blue box in the left hand corner, then click on Event). Here you will find all of the sessions from the conference. Click on each session then navigate to the tab titled Handouts to download the handout for that session.
Missed CMSA's 24th Annual Conference or want to relive it again? Flip through the daily guides that were provided for attendees throughout the conference week, which include attendee-to-attendee interviews, daily summaries of events, social media updates, and more! Download the guides here.
Featured Events
For the first time, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) is offering a series to assist the case manager in moving toward certification.  This set of webinars focuses on information that is integral to both the case management process and closely associated knowledge domains, such as legal/regulatory issues, acute/managed care concepts, and psychosocial aspects.
The July 16 webinar, hosted by CMSA Past President Nancy Skinner, covers general information regarding preparing to sit for a certification examination and developing necessary test taking skills. Additionally, the webinar will allow for a review of sample questions and discuss the probable rationale for the correct response. Register here.

No additional cost is associated with the webinars or live sessions; however, conference registration is required to attend the concurrent track at the annual conference.

Save the date for CMSA's first-ever regional conference to take place Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV! The event will focus on information for case managers who are interested in exploring certification options. CMSA is partnering with the Case Management Association of Las Vegas for this event; included with full conference registration is entry to CMALV’s Annual Vendor Splendor! In addition, CMSA’s Section II of the Integrated Case Management Training Program will take place in conjunction with these conference activities. Registration coming soon!
Are you ready to change the world? CMSA's 25th Annual Conference & Expo will be held in Orlando, Florida, next June, and you are invited! Expect to not only be exposed to the highest caliber of health care innovation and technology, but to experience first-hand the most up-and-coming innovations in case management. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
American Sentinel University
CCMC (Comm. For CM Cert.)
Nielsen Healthcare Group
Member Announcements
Sessions from the Annual Conference Available for Online Learning & CEs

If you attended CMSA's 2013 conference but missed some of the sessions, or you weren’t able to attend the conference , you can "attend" now — any time that is convenient for you! CMSA members and non-members alike may attend sessions with CMSA's Extended Conference courses.

Check out some of the most popular courses from the 2013 conference below: 

—Changing the Landscape of Depression Treatment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Pharmacoresistant Major Depression:

—Toward Indivualized, Patient-Centered Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Case Management:

—Offering New Techniques in the Treatment of Nerve Pain and Peripheral Paralysis:

—An Innovative Case Manager Gatekeeper Role for Same Day Surgical Procedures:

Sessions are offered in packages to meet your needs. The "Full Conference" package contains 42 sessions presented at the conference. Or you can choose from smaller packages that contain five, 15, or 25 sessions. You must complete any purchased sessions by July 31, 2014. 
Featured Article
Six years of study reveal health IT’s effect on the practice of case management

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd, Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

Over the past six years, a dynamic team of experts in the care management field teamed up to research how health information technology (IT) trends are influencing the practice of case management (CM). The Health IT Survey Series, conducted in 2008, 2010 and 2012, was sponsored by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), the American Board of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP), and TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS).
Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Articles and Links
"Navigator" program will continue to help consumers understand health coverage options as they enroll in coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the availability of funding, totaling $60 million, to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces in 2014-2015. Navigators provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Today Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced a series of management changes designed to strengthen the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This new management structure comes in response to lessons learned from the rollout of and recommendations put forth to the Secretary. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will have a new operations-focused Principal Deputy Administrator for agency-wide policy and operational program coordination. CMS will also have a single Marketplace Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In addition to the Marketplace CEO, CMS is announcing and actively recruiting a Marketplace Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Industry Events
CMSA Members: Save $300 on any of the events below when you use promo code CMSA300

The 13th Annual Patient Flow and Emergency Management Summit
June 25-26, 2014 | Chicago, IL



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