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Special Announcement

We're very close to kicking off this year's annual conference in Austin, but there's still time to register (and book your accommodations if you're already registered)!

In addition to our many educational sessions and Expo Hall knowledge sharing, we'll also have a lot of Texas-style fun. Join us for Tuesday night's opening activities, participate in our community service project and take advantage of Friday's destination events!

Whatever you're looking for in a transformation, we'll have it for you this summer. We'll see you next month!

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Featured Events
"Professional Case Managers Add Value to the Health Care System and Health Care Consumers" On September 13-14, 2017, come to Capitol Hill with fellow CMSA members, CMSA’s Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors to play a direct role in the legislative process by meeting with your House and Senate representatives. You’ll be able to highlight the critical role that case managers play in healthcare delivery, explore how to utilize your local networks for grassroots legislative success and ensure that case managers are speaking for case managers. Attendance for the 2017 Day on the Hill is open to all current CMSA members. If you are a CMSA member who is passionate about association issues and wants to make a difference by advocating with fellow healthcare professionals from across the country, you won’t want to miss this event!
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.

Professional Case Management Print Upgrade

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. Learn More

Discounted CEs from Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins

As part of your CMSA member benefits, you have access to discounted continuing education opportunities through our journal publishing partner, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Content is based on peer-reviewed Lippincott journals, trusted by nurses globally to provide current, evidence-based and authoritative content critical to everyday practice. All CE activities in Professional Case Management are discounted 25 percent.

This includes CCMC, ANCC, NAHQ, and NASW contact hours. To access activities, take these steps:
1. Go to Log in using your user ID and password.
2. Visit and enter the offer code "CMSA" into the coupon field upon check out.
3. Complete check out and enjoy.



Download 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 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 Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President, TCS Healthcare Technologies Last week’s unprecedented "Wanna Cry" ransomware attack affected over 200,000 systems in more than 150 countries, including China, France, India, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. European counties were hit the hardest: Germany’s railway system; Spain’s telecom, gas, and electrical companies; and the U.K.’s National Health System (NHS) trusts that were forced to shut down emergency services and cancel surgeries. Luckily, U.S. companies were largely spared because the threat was mitigated before they could be significantly affected. While this was the most massive cybersecurity attack yet, we were spared from a larger catastrophe by a 22-year-old U.K. security researcher, who just happened to be checking his threat-sharing platform from home during a week off work, when he noticed several U.K. organizations being hit simultaneously with ransomware attacks. He and a fellow researcher were able to quickly find a way to significantly slow the malware’s progress, thus avoiding a major catastrophic cyber-event.
Articles and Links
Engaging Your LTC Residents: Top Tips to Connect, Interview and Educate by Edward Leigh, MA Create great experiences and you will have very satisfied residents; their family members will be very happy, too! As an added bonus, enthusiastic residents and their family members will become your organization’s biggest supporters, since they will tell everyone about their great experiences. STRONG OPENING The first few moments set the tone for the resident experience; what happens in the first minute makes or breaks the experience. The sequence of events for seeing a NEW resident (in chronological order) include: -Use resident’s preferred name. In your first meeting, ask the resident how he or she would like to be addressed. Record the preferred name, and always use that name. Be cautious with nicknames; just because a resident wants to be addressed as "Barbara" does not necessarily mean she likes being called "Barb." -Through interviews with thousands of LTC residents and patients, many report an intense dislike of being called "Honey" or "Sweetie." The resident told you the name he or she prefers; stick with that name. Also, if you feel your colleagues may have pronunciation issues with the name, note in the records how the name is pronounced.
Agency reinforces partnership with states in administering Medicaid Program On May 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a three-year extension for state Medicaid programs to meet the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings requirements for settings operating before March 17, 2014. This extension is in response to states’ request for more time to demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements and ensure compliance activities are collaborative, transparent, and timely. "Medicaid programs are strongest when states have time to engage with beneficiaries and their families to ensure these programs fit their choices and needs," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. "Extending the HCBS compliance period by three years allows states to work more closely with those they serve, so they can increase the quality of care and minimize the potential for unnecessary disruption in services." Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMSA Today™—the official magazine of the Case Management Society of America—is the magazine for case managers. We are committed to providing case management knowledge, perspectives and news to case managers in all sectors of the profession. To facilitate that mission, we accept and consider:

  • Original articles written by case managers of all healthcare backgrounds;
  • Expertly prepared articles from professional writers—whether medical writers or experienced generalists—on case management topics;
  • Feature articles, column material, and news about case management trends and issues, as well as about CMSA chapters and their activities;
  • and personal, member-generated items considered nontraditional for a professional-association publication as poems, remembrances and similar sorts of content.

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