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University of Chicago Medical Center
Now through March 15, 2013, CMSA is accepting applications for the Case Management Practice Improvement Award and Case Management Research Award, which pay tribute to the case management individual, group, or organization offering the most outstanding research or evidence-based practice program.

Each award recognizes programs that use findings from a research or quality/performance improvement (QI/PI) project for innovation in the advancement of case management practice and/or improved client outcomes.
Whether you attended the annual conference in San Francisco and didn't have a chance to attend all of the sessions on your list, or you weren't able to attend the 2012 event, you can "attend" sessions in the virtual Extended Conference and earn CE credits online at your convenience.

Order today: Extended Conference tickets must be purchased by Dec. 15 and used by Dec. 31, 2012.

With Case Management Week behind us, it's time to prepare for next year's celebration of the profession of case management! It's your chance to create a meaningful slogan that inspires and motivates, with the chance to WIN $200!

The deadline to enter is Dec. 1, 2012.  Submit your entry today!
On Dec. 4-5, NTOCC will host its National Transitions of Care Summit in Washington, D.C.  The Summit will welcome many transitions of care leaders to speak, such as U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); Richard Gilfillan, MD, Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS; and Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, Director of New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Register today to reserve your spot at this important transitions of care event!
The Case Management Foundation would like to thank CMSA members and the community for their support in 2012!

This year CMF has continued to build upon its initiatives, resulting in continued partnership with CMSA, projects such as the Careers in Case Management Initiative and grant development, which will provide insight into the effectiveness of the work of case managers.

Join your fellow case managers in supporting CMF for the $12 for 2012 donor drive!  Donations are tax-deductible and help CMF continue its work.  Thank you in advance!
Member Announcements
Congratulations to Patricia Heinzman, RN and President of the Rio Grande Chapter of CMSA, who was honored in October as the recepient of a New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award in Case/Care Management!
American Sentinel University
Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

Once again, TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) has joined the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) to sponsor another survey of technological trends that are transforming the practice of case management.  The long-awaited results of the 2012 Health Information Technology (HIT) Survey will be unveiled during a complimentary webinar on Dec. 6, from 12-1 p.m. EST. 
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the first class of the HHS External Innovation Fellows.  Selected from an applicant pool of more than 100 innovators, the six External Fellows will spend the next six to 12 months working on projects focused on solving critical health care problems. The External Fellows announced have backgrounds ranging from business and technology executives to lifelong entrepreneurs.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Nov. 1 announced the final rule implementing the part of the health care law that delivers higher payments to primary care physicians serving Medicaid beneficiaries.  The new rule raises rates to ensure doctors are paid the same for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients and does not raise costs for states.

Caregiver resources are available on These resources provide insights about choosing a drug plan, selecting a hospital, finding local support and care options, and more. And be sure to remind caregivers that many Medicare preventive services are available to their loved one with no co-pay, like an annual wellness visit, immunizations, and some cancer screenings. It’s just another way you can help caregivers.


Industry Events
How is Technology Changing the Practice of Care Management?

TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), the Case Management of Society of America (CMSA), and ABQAURP are hosting a two-part complimentary webinar that will highlight the major findings from the 2012 Health Information Technology Survey. 
The first webinar is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (EST). The second webinar will be scheduled for early next year.  Both webinars will showcase major findings of the new survey and review some key trend lines over the last six years.
Through a joint collaboration, CMSA and ABQAURP have created a sub-specialty certification for Transitions of Care (TOC) as part of the specialized credentials available through ABQAURP’s Health Care Quality Management Board Certification (HCQM). Created to recognize the importance of TOC, this credential is the first one to support professionals – as a team and individually – who demonstrate competence and skills in providing the key elements of TOC.

For additional details about the certification and the available sub-specialties, visit

CMSA Members: Receive a 10% discount on the HCQM board exam with promo code CMSAEXAM.
Techniques for Telephonic Case Managers:
Managing Symptoms and Reducing Complications

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012; 12:30-2 p.m. EST

This educational webinar series is designed to help case managers and medical directors, in particular those without formal oncology training, to manage patients with cancer based on evidence and according to the recommendations in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®).

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