CMSA'S Pulse eNewsletter
Special Announcement

Last year, CMSA announced its top legislative priorities for the professional practice of case management: Telehealth, Mental Health and Workforce Development. Ready to learn more?

The CMSA Public Policy Committee is pleased to present a free, three-part webinar series, focusing on these key legislative priorities to help inform, share varied perspectives and experiences and provide an update on the activities affecting these areas on Capitol Hill. Each webinar will feature a panel of experts ready to share challenges, success stories, and the reality of today’s policy. 

Join for one, two or all three and earn CEs along the way for a total of 3.75 CEs.

Ready to make a difference? Join your peers for the CMSA 2022 Virtual Hill Visits planned for the week of February 21st. 

Participation in the CMSA Virtual Hill Visits is open to all CMSA members at no charge.

During this advocacy event, you will meet virtually with members of Congress and/or their health policy staff from your respective areas of the country to educate them about the importance of case managers and our role in improving patient health outcomes. This important event will help elevate the professional practice of case management and the immediate needs of case managers nationwide.


Virtual Hill Visits Briefing Session
Monday, February 21, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET
Attendance is highly encouraged; session will be recorded.

Scheduled Virtual Visits
Wednesday, February 23,  9:00am – 5:00pm ET 
Thursday, February 24, 9:00am – 5:00pm ET

Open exclusively to CMSA members at no cost. Please reserve your spot by registering. Deadline to register is February 2, 2022.



With four jam-packed days of preconference sessions, MVD Day, fun networking, three impactful keynote presentations, over 36 educational sessions and panel discussions, connections with vendors that support your work and time with old and new friends, this is THE year to attend. Register for the 2022 CMSA Annual Conference today!

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Improve Outcomes: Key Post-Acute Trends in 2022
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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
New year. New goals. New CMSA members, you are on track for 2022, checking career advancement off your list. Be sure to take advantage of the Education Resource Library with 24/7 access to hundreds of CEs at no cost to you. Sign up for our public policy webinar series and virtual hill week. Register for annual conference this June in Orlando, FL, and get looped in with your local chapter for on-site netwoking and educational events throughout the year. Big things ahead!

Each year, CMSA recognizes case managers that have demonstrated exceptional service to the practice of case management. Nominations are now open for the CMSA Case Manager of the Year (CMOY) and the Award of Service Excellence (AOSE)

Have someone in mind?

STEP 1: Click these links for nomination criteria and helpful hints to prepare your submission: CMOY or AOSE

STEP 2: Submit an outstanding case manager for nomination!

­Winners will be honored at the 2022 CMSA Annual Conference, June 1-4, in Orlando, FL. Submission deadline is February 1, 2022.


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Publication Portal
By Pat Stricker, RN, MEd, Senior Vice President, TCS Healthcare Technologies

Typically I start the New Year looking at the healthcare predictions and trends for the coming year. This year, I would like to change that.

The past decade (2010 to 2020) experienced some dramatic healthcare challenges and accomplishments, so I would like to start the year by discussing those in this month’s article. Then next month we will focus on looking at the 2022 healthcare predictions and trends.

The following are key milestones and significant events that occurred between 2010 and 2020.  
Chapter Connection

CMSA chapters have done an incredible job of pivoting and adjusting to the virtual world of networking and education. Nominate your chapter to be recognized for excellence in virtual meetings, delivery of top-notch education, membership development, creative promotions, innovative use of technology, the advancement of public policy and advocacy, and The Phoenix – chapter revitalization. 


STEP 1: Click below for nomination criteria and helpful hints to prepare your submission

STEP 2: Submit!



CMSA San Antonio Chapter President, Monica Narváez Trust, was recently featured in San Antonio Woman Magazine.

Monica answers questions about hospice care, her work at Guiding Light Hospice, her influences and more. Be sure to read her answers on her career path and best advice she's received here.

Live in the San Antonio region? Connect with your peers at the CMSA  Alamo Chapter.

Calendar of Events
Jan 2022
A Panel Discussion
Earn 1.25 hrs CCM, RN and SW CEs
Feb 2022
Nominate an outstanding case manager for CMOY or AOSE!
Feb 2022
A Panel Discussion
Earn 1.25 hrs CCM, RN and SW CEs
Feb 2022
A Panel Discussion
Earn 1.25 hrs CCM, RN and SW CEs
Feb 2022
Join your case management peers to advocate for the professional practice and inform elected officials of the importance of telehealth and mental health access, as well as workforce development.
Mar 2022
Jun 2022
Register now! 2022 CMSA Annual Conference, June 1st-4th in Orlando, FL
Thank You


While telehealth technology and its use are not new, widespread adoption among healthcare personnel and patients has been relatively slow. However, recent policy changes during the pandemic have reduced barriers to telehealth access and have promoted the use of telehealth to deliver acute, chronic, primary and specialty care. Join a panel of experts as they share the challenges and successes of expanding access to care through telehealth and review how Capitol Hill is responding.

Earn 1.25 hrs CCM, RN and SW CEs.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET


Welcome to 2022! Time for resolutions and fresh starts.

Instead of those "usual suspects," how about making a resolution to invest in yourself?

This edition of CMSA Today is full of stories to do just that: a curated selection of topics from the human resources/professional development perspective, covering everything from interviewing for a new job to facing retirement.