CMSA'S Pulse eNewsletter
Special Announcement

We hope you had a fantastic National Case Management Week. CMSA has spent the past week helping to communicate the tremendous value case managers bring to the successful delivery of healthcare to employers, payers, providers, regulators and consumers. 

Healthcare professionals practicing as case managers have always known the value of planning, coordinating, and facilitating care and that these efforts produce improved health outcomes. For many years, case managers have been functioning in the background, rarely receiving any recognition for their contributions to improved patient outcomes.

The advent of value-based purchasing, readmission prevention, and bundled payments have shined a light on what case managers do and how they impact care and cost. Guided by the CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management, case managers are dedicated to consistent ethical practices that keep the patient the focal point. In addition, the literature has shown that evidence-based guidelines and other clinical standards are linked to financial outcomes, which translates to value.

“Case Managers are central to [a value-based environment]’s success. It’s vitally important that CMs manage the overall care of the patients we serve. Our unique training and skillset allow us to place the clinical, social, and economic needs of the patients and obtain consensus in the direction of the care being provided.” ~Toresha (Torie) Peterson, RN, MS, CCM

During this month of case management appreciation, be sure to make your value known and celebrate the many challenges faced and overcome this past year as you navigated the journey to health for your patients, their families and support systems. We appreciate YOU!

Conference presentations are designed to spark conversations and innovations, and provide strategies and solutions, along with practical tools and successful initiatives for professional case managers and case management systems. We invite you to become a part of the conversation by participating in the 2022 Call for Presentations (CFP)

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Improve Outcomes: Key Post-Acute Trends in 2022
Kindred Healthcare, Inc.®
Succeed in 2022 by knowing these 4 key healthcare trends and how post-acute care partnership can help improve outcomes.  As healthcare demands shift, due to demographic changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, post-acute care providers can support payers and providers in responding to needs in the New Year and beyond.
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Member Announcements
CMSA is the case manager's ticket to career advancement through education, networking and legislative support. We're so glad to have these new members join us on the journey!
The CMSA Foundation is giving away a gift basket valued at $235 in honor of Case Management Appreciation Month. The more you give, the more chances you have to win!

Your donations assist the Foundation in raising awareness about the profession, developing programs to elevate the profession, providing educational resources and encouraging new case managers through scholarship.

Donate to Support. Donate to Inspire. Donate to Win!
Trish Colucci Barbosa, founder of Peace Aging Care Experts and senior healthcare advocate, has received the Ann Klein Advocate Award for her work in care management. 

The Ann Klein Advocate Award is given as part of the Community Health Law Project (CHLP). “Ann Klein advocated for women's rights, and for those who are most often marginalized in our society—children, people with physical and developmental disabilities, and those with mental illness,” said Barbosa.
Capital University Law School
Publication Portal
By Pat Stricker, RN, MEd, Healthcare Consultant, Former SVP of TCS Healthcare Technologies

A case manager’s 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 and to the entire healthcare delivery system. Case managers improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of care; help patients understand and manage their condition(s) and gain access to cost-effective care; and improve care outcomes.

How do case managers impact their patients? What are their roles?
Chapter Connection
The CMSA Arizona Conference will be held virtually on Friday, November 12, 2021 with an exciting lineup of speakers and topics. Attendees will earn six hours of CEUs CCMC and NASW, including 1 hour of Ethics.  

They have partnered with a virtual conference production company to provide an immersive, interactive, and unforgettable experience for attendees. The schedule will include six engaging industry experts from across the country presenting topics with live Q&A, dedicated times for networking, visiting sponsor booths, lunch delivery via Grub Hub, prizes, and fun activities throughout the day.
The Most Appropriate Path for Critically Ill Patients
Kindred Healthcare, Inc.®
Establishing the appropriate care delivery path for patients after a stay in the ICU or med-surg unit is essential to achieving optimal outcomes. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are often the ideal treatment and recovery setting for medically complex and critically ill patients, and a cost-effective partner in healthcare networks.
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Calendar of Events
Oct 2021
First of Five Sessions
Oct 2021
Understanding HIV: Earn 1 Hour CE: RN, CCM, and SW
Jun 2022
Save the date! 2022 CMSA Annual Conference will be June 1st-4th in Orlando, FL
Thank You


This Understanding HIV and Resistance program includes a review of Ending the HIV Epidemic goals, overview of U=U, a discussion on reasons regimens fail, the need for new treatments, a quick review of Trogarzo®, and resources to educate and empower patients.


  • Describe the HIV Life Cycle
  • Identify HIV treatment options and how they work
  • Define HIV resistance and how multi-drug resistance develops

Earn 1 Hour CE: RN, CCM, and SW

2021 CMSA Conference Sessions have been added to the Educational Resource Library (ERL)!

Over 55 hours of potential continuing education credits from this year's virtual conference are now accessible and free to members!

Find courses on Telehealth, SDoH, Public Policy, Ethical Challenges, DEI, COVID-19, AI, Improving Outcomes, and much more!

Not a member? Join in October and save 10% with the code TRYCMSA10.