CMSA'S Pulse eNewsletter
Special Announcement

Deadline to register is September 8th

Make plans to join your case management peers, September 22 – 24, 2023, in Nashville, TN, for a unique and immersive educational program unlike any you’ve attended before. Geared toward case managers looking for real-world experience without the wait, the knowledge needed to tackle new situations, or quickly improved skills for the benefit of your patients or clients, CMSA Case Management Boot Camp is for you!

This program is for case managers in all disciplines and in all settings looking to build their foundational knowledge of case management. With interactive and engaging learning using real-life scenarios and practical application, instructors Rebecca Perez and Melanie Prince will offer best practices and invaluable direction over the course of 2.5 days of learning.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in real-life case studies that will allow you to experience ethical practices, healthcare reimbursement, levels of care, skill sets for multiple practice settings, communication techniques, practice improvement analyzation and so much more.

 "I learned an incredible amount of information during this training. I will be taking everything I learned and putting it into practice." ~2022 CMSA CM Boot Camp Participant

Dreaming of #CMSA2024 in Providence, RI? It’s not too early to start packing your excitement because the CMSA Foundation has an exclusive raffle just for you!

Your support could lead you to an incredible journey:

  • Airfare Voucher: Your flight to excitement, covered!
  • 3 Nights of Hotel: Rest easy with accommodations on us!
  • Free Conference Registration: Access all areas for a truly enriching experience! 

Every donation you make to the CMSA Foundation increases your chance of winning this amazing package!

Help us empower healthcare excellence and secure your entry into this thrilling raffle. Your support matters, and we can't wait to see you at #CMSA2024!

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

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

FREE 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.


The Case Manager's Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship

Wednesday, September 20, 1 p.m. Eastern

1 Hour CE: RN and CCM

Presenter: Rebecca Perez, MSN, RN, CCM, FCM

FREE for Members and Non-Members; Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly common and is primarily due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. The only way to slow the resistance to antibiotics is to practice and reinforce antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

As part of the multidisciplinary team, case managers can support AMS by educating patients on the dangers of overuse and misuse of antibiotics, facilitation, and coordination of needed diagnostics to determine if antibiotics are indicated, ensure patients understand their antibiotic prescription and are adherent with the treatment protocol, and collaborate with all members of the interdisciplinary team for optimal health outcomes.

And coming soon, the FREE digital download  Antimicrobial Resistance: A Case Manager's Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship!

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! Want to be the first to learn more about the new ICM Program and Manual? Fill out this short interest form HERE.

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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.

Publication Portal

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

Articles are posting each week from our web exclusive series on Mental Health!

"An Innovative Solution to Helping Isolated Patients Avoid Guardianship" by Deb House, LMSW, CCM, and Ashley Zapp, LCSW

"Mental Health Disparities Among Blacks in the United States: Shared Culpability and Responsibility to Remove the Stigma" by Kelva Edmunds-Waller, DNP, RN, CCM

"The Social Determinants of Mental Health: Case Management’s Latest Mandate" by Ellen Fink-Samnick, DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP, FCM

"Addressing Nurse Burnout with Stress First Aid" by Erin Gilfenbaum, Program Manager for the American Nurses Foundation Well-Being Initiative



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, Mondays and Thursdays each week!

"Salary Ban: What Does It Mean To You?" by Marianne DiMola

"CMSA and the Non-Clinical Member" by Jose M. Santoro, MBA

"Public Policy at the State Level” by Susan Plough, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CCM, and Debra Emery BS, CCM, CBIS

"A Moment of Gratitude Every Day" by Dr. Colleen Morley, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN, FCM

"We Each Can Do Our Part to Help Build the Nursing Pipeline" by Kathy Driscoll, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CCM

Calendar of Events
Sep 2023
Don't miss out!
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
Don't miss out!
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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