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University of Chicago Medical Center
Show your appreciation for an outstanding case manager by nominating him/her for the Case Manager of the Year Award (CMOY) or the Award of Service Excellence (AOSE)!  These awards pay special tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to the case management profession.

The deadline for entries has been extended to Thursday, February 28
.  Visit for nomination forms.
We've narrowed down your entries for the 2013 Case Management Week theme, and now we need your input!  Please visit CMSA's Facebook page at and vote for your favorite theme.

Save the Date: National Case Management Week is October 13-19, 2013!
In June 2013, shine your light for case management at CMSA’s 23rd Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, La. This multi-day journey is the sole health care event designed to deliver clinical, professional, regulatory, and personal growth for the present and future of cross-continuum case management.

Whether your case management light has been glowing for years, your flame is brand new, or you would like to generate a spark, a spot is waiting for you in New Orleans. Visit to learn more and register today!
Member Announcements
As a current member of CMSA, you have the unique and important opportunity to elect the future leaders who will determine the direction and strategic initiatives of your association!

You should have received your voting registration number via email or by postal mail earlier this month; you may review each candidate's biography and information at If you haven't voted yet, please look for the next voting email to be sent on February 28, which will contain your unique code and link to the voting site.

Please contact Client Services or 501-225-2229 if you have any questions. The voting deadline isMarch 12cast your ballot today!
Nominate an individual, group, or organization that uses 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!

The deadline for submitting entries isMarch 15, 2013.  Visit for additional information and entry forms.
As part of CMSA's recent membership enhancements, CMSA members now have access to all 120+ continuing education courses housed in the CMSA Educational Resource Library, included with your membership at no additional cost. Both Health Information Technology Survey Webinars have recently been added to the ERL, which have been approved for Nursing hours.

In addition,take advantage of discounted member pricing on 2012 Extended Conference course tickets and packages through July 31, 2013! Learn more
The CMSA Toolbox, a member-only benefit, contains an important set of resources to enhance the knowledge base of case managers. The Toolbox has been updated recently to include resources for retirement living, veterans assistance services, and more. These tools are for informational use only.

Visit and log in to access these and many more resources.
CMSA is dedicated to being the trusted source of case management resources, which enable case managers to be more efficient, effective, and competitive.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a CMSA member, or if your membership is inactive, visit by March 31 and use promotion code CONNECT13 tosave $30 off National dues and pay only $133, plus local chapter dues.

We look forward to welcoming you to the CMSA community soon!

May be redeemed online only for new and inactive memberships only for an Individual A or Individual B member type.  Discounts are already applied to Student and Military member types.
American Sentinel University
Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

I hope you had a chance to attend the 2-part webinar that presented an overview of the2012 Health Information Technology (HIT) Survey: How Technology Is Changing the Practice of Care Management.If so, you heard how swift advancements in technology are transforming the practice of case management.
CCMC (Comm. For CM Cert.)
CMSA recently launched CMAG 2012, the third revision of the resource, which is designed to provide case management professionals with assessment and intervention tools to improve patient medication and treatment adherence.

Learn more and access your copy
CMF is pleased to announce that, twice a year, the Foundation will provide registration for a select number of case managers to complete Section II of the CMSA ICM program (Section I completion required).  Learn about the ICM program and register at; the spring training program begins May 1, 2013. Learn more about CMF's sponsorship program program at and apply today!

New Model Will Support Providers and Suppliers in Testing Innovative Ways to Improve Care for Beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative designed to identify, test, and evaluate new ways to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).  Through the Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative, CMS will partner with health care providers and suppliers to test the effectiveness of a new payment and service delivery model in providing these beneficiaries with patient-centered, high-quality care.
HHS Announces 25 States Will Receive Funding to Test New Models of Care That Will Improve Health, Lower Costs
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the first recipients of State Innovation Model awards made possible by the Affordable Care Act.  Nearly $300 million in awards will provide flexibility and support to states to help them deliver high-quality health care, lower costs, and improve their health system performance.
Industry Events
CMSA Members: Save $300 when you register online or at 800-767-9499 with promo code CMSA13!

The 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Integrating Behavioral Health and Patient-Centered Primary Care and Medical Homes
February 26-28, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

The 10th Annual World Health Care Congress
April 8-10, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

The World Congress 4th Annual Leadership Summit on The Business of Women’s Health
April 8-10, 2013 | Washington, D.C.

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