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Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) often undergo multiple transitions throughout the course of their disease, beginning with the journey to achieve an accurate diagnosis and initiate appropriate therapy. The complexity of the disease and therapy requires ongoing interprofessional coordination and system-based approaches to effectively manage care transitions to minimize hospital readmissions and optimize patient outcomes. In partnership with the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) and Case Management Society of America (CMSA), a transitions of care white paper has been developed for system leaders and interprofessional clinical team members who treat and manage patients with PAH. The guidance paper, developed by a multidisciplinary advisory board, incorporates essential interventions and pathways designed to ensure effective and safe transitions of care for patients with PAH across healthcare settings.
CMSA and the board of directors are pleased to offer CMSA's Standards of Practice for Case Management, 2016 revision, which provides practice guidelines for the case management industry and its diverse stakeholders. The impetus for the 2016’s revision of the Standards is the need to emphasize the professional nature of the practice and role of the case manager.

The 2016 Standards contain information about case management including an updated definition, practice settings, roles and responsibilities, case management process, philosophy and guiding principles, as well as the standards and how they are demonstrated.

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Featured Events
CMSA's Annual Conference & Expo is headed to Austin, TX, June 27-29, 2017! Additional details are coming soon; in the meantime, register for email updates to get the latest conference news.
During National Case Management Week, we want to let the world know about case managers – who we are, what we do, and why we are important! Through National Case Management Week, CMSA educates payers, providers, regulators and consumers about the tremendous value case managers bring to the successful delivery of health care. Activities during National Case Management Week typically include banquets and recognition dinners, state and city proclamations, continuing education seminars, and other community events. Case managers are typically honored with gifts, dinners, and flowers by friends and family members, coworkers such as doctors and administrators, and patients who want to show their appreciation. Start planning your celebrations and recognitions today! Also, be on the lookout for the 2016 CM Week online shopping cart, coming soon!
Member Announcements

Professional Case Management is a peer-reviewed, contemporary journal that crosses all case management settings. The Journal features best practices, industry benchmarks, and hands-on information for both the professional case manager and those newer to the specialty. Additionally, PCM provides continuing education opportunities and cutting-edge research, as reflected in the tagline, Leading Evidence Based Practice Across Transitions of Care.

As the Official Journal of CMSA, all members receive complimentary online access to Professional Case Management as a benefit of membership. A print subscription to Professional Case Management is now available to all members for an additional $35.00 fee (per year). To add the print version to your subscription, please call Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Member Services at 1-866-489-0443 and reference promotion code MGK296ZZ.

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Supported by funding from NACDS FOUNDATION, a new eight-hour e-learning program, Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training for Health Professionals, is now available. This training uses a sense-making approach (Berger BA and Villaume WA, Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach, APhA Press, Washington, D.C., 2013) to motivational interviewing. The program can be completed within a three-month window and is approved for 8 hours of nurse, pharmacist and physician continuing education credit. It is based on the authors' 25 years of experience in teaching motivational interviewing to health care professionals. It costs $225.

CMSA members can receive a 10 percent rebate check by e-mailing their receipt to along with their mailing address. Go to: to register. For more information, contact To view an excerpt from the program, follow this link:
As you likely know, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) — the world's largest and most influential professional case management organization— works to provide case/care managers, social workers and other healthcare practitioners across the care continuum with resources to be more efficient, effective and competitive. However, did you know that over the past 25 years CMSA has done important industry work such as developing the Standards of Practice for Case Management and working on title protection for case management? If you already know these facts, you are probably already an official member of CMSA's growing and diverse community. If not, we'd love to provide you with additional resources to help you achieve your professional goals.
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Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President, TCS Healthcare Technologies Every year the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases an analysis of how health care dollars are to be spent in the decade ahead. According to CMS’ analysis for 2014 (the last available report of annual data) the National Health Expenditures (NHE) reached $3.0 trillion or $9,523 per person. That expenditure includes the cost of all health care goods and services, public health activities, government administration, the net cost of health insurance, and investment related to health care. Although the final 2015 NHE data is not yet available, CMS projects they will reach $3.207 trillion. With the U.S. Population hovering around 320 million, that means this may be the first year that healthcare spending will reach $10,000 per person.
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Articles and Links
On July 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule to transform how Medicare pays for primary care through a new focus on care management and behavioral health designed to recognize the importance of the primary care work physicians perform. The rule also proposes policies to expand the Diabetes Prevention Program within Medicare starting Jan. 1, 2018. This is the first time a preventive service model from the CMS Innovation Center would be expanded into the Medicare program. Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced more than $149 million in new awards through 12 workforce programs to prepare the next generation of skilled, diverse primary care providers to serve communities in need across the country. "These awards will help increase access to quality health care for all Americans by educating and training culturally competent providers who are prepared to practice in high-need areas," said HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. "By encouraging partnerships among academic institutions, clinicians, health care sites and public health entities, we can improve health outcomes in underserved communities." Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Industry Events
"Navigating the Future Course of Case Management" November 1, 2016 - East Lansing, MI MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center Provided by the MSU College of Nursing in collaboration with the MSU School of Social Work, the 2016 event features keynote speaker CMSA Executive Director, Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, presenting the keynote, "Why We Get Off Course and What We Must Do." Concurrent session highlights include topics such as: *Managing Chronic Health Conditions in the Elderly *Medication Adherence *Emotional Resilience for the Case Management Professional *Ethical Issues *Opiate Overuse: Care Coordination Strategies The early registration discount fee is available prior to September 16, 2016. For further information, call 800.605.6424 and selection option 3.



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