CMSA'S Pulse eNewsletter
Special Announcement

Are You Ready to Celebrate National Case Management Week?

National Case Management Week is October 8-14, 2023. It’s a time to celebrate YOU, and honor and reward case managers for improving the healthcare system as change agents within our communities across the country. CMSA celebrates case managers all year long but can’t wait to have a designated week to show our appreciation!

It’s Time to Get Ready and Make Plans:

One Voice! CCMC, CMSA and ACMA have come together to drive positive change for the first time in celebration of National Case Management Week. As One Voice, we applaud and recognize case managers as they navigate the complex healthcare system, connecting millions of people to vital resources.  

Access 43.5 hours of CEs from the comfort of your home or office with the #CMSA2023 Digital Component!

Were you unable to join CMSA and your case management peers in Las Vegas, June 27-30? No worries!  We have the perfect solution. But hurry! Time is running out — Registration will close July 24th.

Register for the Digital-Only option for a virtual experience. Be part of the event in real time with live streamed keynote and member meeting presentations, with access to all recorded sessions through July 31st.

You’ll have access to a comprehensive range of informative sessions, covering topics such as:

  • Care coordination
  • Patient engagement
  • Value-based care
  • Best practices in case management
  • CE credits for RN, ASWB, CCM & CCM Ethics, CDMS & CDMS Ethics, CRC & SRC Ethics, and CPQH
  • And so much more!


Education Corner

Case Management Adherence and Transitions of Care Guide: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 12 p.m. Eastern
1 Hour CE: RN, SW, CCM

Nancy Skinner, RN, CCM, CMGT-BC, ACM-RN, CMCN, FCM

FREE WEBINAR for Members and Non-Members.
Sponsored by Bausch Health

Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) is a dangerous complication of cirrhosis of the liver. Regardless of age, for those with cirrhosis experiencing HE, morbidity and mortality significantly increase. Prevention and properly coordinated and transitional care after hospitalization will help decrease incidence. Case managers are on the front line of prevention education, care coordination and care transitions.

Are you looking for:

  • Real-world experience with no waiting
  • Knowledge to tackle new situations
  • Quickly improved skills for the benefit of your patients

Then CMSA Case Management Boot Camp is for you!

Case management is a growing healthcare profession, with a presence in every health delivery setting. Professionals moving to case management positions may or may not have access to adequate orientation and training. They often "learn on the job" and are not exposed to knowledge and skills that advance the practice of case management.

CMSA is filling this gap with an in-person CM Boot Camp offering for case managers looking to build their skills and experience. The term "boot camp" originated from the military’s requirement for intensive, short-term training. CMSA’s Boot Camp will provide an immersive and focused opportunity to grow and enhance the novice case manager’s skills through a three-part structure. If you have been a case manager for five years or less, are looking to change your area of practice, or advance your professional growth, this course is for you!

2022 Participant Testimonial: "I learned an incredible amount of information during this training. I will be taking everything I learned and putting it into practice."

CMSA is committed to elevating the professional practice of case management, supporting case managers for success and encouraging professionals to consider case management as their profession. The CMSA CM Boot Camp experience will help deliver on all three.

Mark your calendars: Our Integrated Case Management (ICM) Training, using the newly updated ICM Manual, will be held face-to-face via Zoom, October 31 – November 2. Registration is opening soon, so stay tuned!

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Member Announcements
We're so glad you've joined our case management community, where you will find support from your peers and a team dedicated to promoting the practice of case management. Free CEs, in-depth training, downloadable documents, professional publications, leadership and networking opportunties are the next step in advancing your career. Maximize your membership by tapping into your local chapter and utilizing your member benefits HERE.


Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to serve and lead the case management community.

We are excited to be a part of the positive impact you will make in advancing our profession, strengthening CMSA, fostering collaboration and empowering case managers to thrive.

Here’s to a successful and fulfilling term ahead!

Visit our CMSA National Executive Committee page for a complete list of officers and directors.

Publication Portal

New issues post first on, plus new articles post each week, so visit regularly for fresh content on current case management trends.

Our final article from our conference issue "Improving Outcomes" posted this week. Starting next week — Our web exclusive series on Mental Health!

"Managing the Case Manager" by Samantha Walker, DNP, RN, CCM, and Sandra Zawalski, MSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, ABDA, MSCC;

"Looking for the Pathway to Integrated Care? Follow Your Front Line" by Dorothy Sanders, MHL, RN, CCM; 

"We All Seek Good Outcomes. What’s a Good Outcome for the Patient?" by Anne Llewellyn, MS, BHSA, RN, CCM, CRRN, CMGT-BC, BCPA, FCM, and Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH; 

"Improving Outcomes and Advancing the Practice of Case Management Through Advocacy" by Susan Plough, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CCM


CMSA blogs are written and contributed by a broad range of authors, from board directors and industry partners to working case managers and recent retirees. Find every perspective here!

CMSA blogs post on Mondays and Thursdays each week!

"How Does the Loss of Medicaid for Up to 14.2 Million Americans Affect Hospitals?" by Marie Stinebuck, MBA, MSN, ACM; Marie delves deep into the implications of this shift for acute care hospitals, case management and, most importantly, for the individuals who will be losing their Medicaid coverage.

"Stewards of Resources Great and Small" by Kathleen Moreo, RN, BC, BSN, BHSA, CCM, CDMS, FCM; Kathleen beautifully explores how compassion and care, the very essence of case management, extend far beyond our professional lives, shaping who we are as individuals and influencing our interactions with the world around us.

"MVD Day at #CMSA2023” by Elaine Bruner, RN, MSN, CMGT-BC; “As an MVD Education Committee member, I was impressed by the participation and engagement. This MVD pre-con exceeded my expectations and those of others.” 

"THANK YOU!" by Dr. Colleen Morley, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN, FCM; Dr. Colleen Morley, the president of CMSA, expresses her deepest gratitude to all the incredible individuals who made #CMSA2023 an extraordinary success! 

Calendar of Events
Sep 2023
In-person in NASHVILLE, TN: A boot camp for case managers looking to advance their skills and practice. If you have been a case manager for five years or less, are looking to change your area of practice or advance professional growth, this course is for you! 19.5 CE Hours. REGISTER NOW!
Oct 2023
SAVE THE DATE: National Case Management Week will be October 8-14, 2023. We celebrate case managers all year long but can't wait to have a designated week to show our appreciation!
Oct 2023
CMSA's ICM program provides multiple strategies to engage clients, stratify risk and develop care plans to mitigate risk and help clients achieve improved health and well-being. Face-to-face/Virtual. 30 CE Hours. SAVE THE DATE!
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