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Special Announcement

Thank you, members and larger case management community, for a celebratory week! We hope you feel recognized, appreciated and celebrated for your dedication and hard work.

We've compiled some of the photos and posts you shared with us last week; click below to view it, and please continue to share your case management journey with your community at CMSA!
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Featured Events
with Carol Curtiss, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Specialist Consultant, Curtiss Consulting It's often difficult to discuss advanced care planning with patients at such a critical time in their lives. This workshop on palliative care delves into the foundation of palliative care and why it is important. This presentation will discuss: -Differences of palliative versus hospice care -Methods for selecting types of palliative care -Tips on speaking to patients and families about care goals -Ways to enhance communication and patient care coordination skills This is a sponsored presentation by Genentech and does not offer CEs. Click below to read more about the presenter and register.

CMSA's Annual Conference & Expo is headed to Austin, TX on June 26-30, 2017, and you can register today!

A 2016 attendee remarked, "I really enjoy the networking and all the new information that comes out because I find that CMSA will bring items or new ideas to the forefront before they’re out in the community..." 

Listen to what your other peers have to say about CMSA's Annual Conference & Expo courtesy 24Hr HomeCare's PopHealth Podcast here, then register!
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.

All members receive complimentary online access to Professional Case Management, the Official Journal of CMSA, 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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 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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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 I know I just missed National Case Management Week, but I would like to take this opportunity to offer my congratulations to all case managers for the important contribution you make to our health care system. Your dedication, commitment, and passion for working with patients and their families to educate, empower, and enable them to make informed decisions makes a tremendous difference in their lives. It is also invaluable to the health care delivery system by improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care. Case managers act as advocates, educators, coordinators, facilitators, navigators, and resource managers to help patients understand and manage their condition, find and gain access to services, and obtain high quality, cost-effective care. I would also like to recognize and congratulate all the staff members who support the case managers in their endeavors, because it would not be possible for them to carry out their work without your assistance.
Articles and Links
MACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value On October 14, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians that will continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, which replaces the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), will equip clinicians with the tools and flexibility to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. With clinicians as partners, the Administration is building a system that delivers better care, one in which clinicians work together and have a full understanding of patients’ needs, Medicare pays for what works and spends taxpayer money more wisely, and patients are in the center of their care, resulting in a healthier country. "Today, we’re proud to put into action Congress’s bipartisan vision of a Medicare program that rewards clinicians for delivering quality care to their patients," said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. "Designed with input from thousands of clinicians and patients across the country, the new Quality Payment Program will strengthen our health care system for patients, clinicians and the American taxpayer." Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Better targeting and new tactics will connect with consumers, drive Open Enrollment success Every year, the Administration gets better and more strategic in our efforts to help millions of Americans enroll in affordable coverage. While the uninsured rate has fallen to the lowest level on record, there are still too many Americans who remain uninsured and experience health and financial hardships resulting from lack of coverage. A key reason people remain uninsured is that they don’t know about the options that exist to help them obtain coverage. Experts continue to find that nearly half of uninsured adults are unaware of the financial assistance available to help pay for health insurance, even though about 85 percent of Marketplace-eligible uninsured Americans could qualify for financial help. Outreach is a proven strategy to help Americans understand their health care options and enroll in coverage. Our outreach efforts in previous years have proven very successful in enrolling new consumers. This year, we expect to do even better, as we incorporate best practices from last open enrollment (OE) to make our outreach more efficient and effective. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 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 Advocacy Officer, 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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