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University of Chicago Medical Center
Case Management is where Advocacy, Innovation and Collaboration come together!

National Case Management Week 2013 is your chance to celebrate case managers, and the case management industry. It’s YOUR week – October 13 - 19, 2013 – and an exciting time of recognition and celebration!
Click the link below for CM Week resources and information on promotional products.
CMSA would like to thank its community for once again showing their generosity and dedication to case management during their 2013 CMSA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  The Case Management Foundation (CMF) collected over $17,000 in donations during the week-long event. CMF was also able to share information, ideas and suggestions for upcoming projects with the many visiting attendees visiting the CMF booth. Special recognition goes to Angel MedFlight for their generous donation of a trip to Hawaii. Sheba Verghese, a case manager from Allen, Texas, was the lucky winner of our fundraising raffle!  Congratulations, Sheba, and thank you to all of the attendees who participated.

Member Announcements

If you purchased 2012 Extended Conference courses from San Francisco, be sure to log in to complete your courses and download your certificate by July 31! The 2013 Extended Conference courses will be available on August 15. Didn’t get to attend CMSA's Conference in New Orleans, or just too many sessions to attend them all? Special discounts for members and 2013 conference attendees are available.

In addition, CMSA’s Educational Resource Library showcases 120+ continuing education courses that are included with your CMSA membership at no additional cost. The Health Information Technology Survey Webinars have recently been added to the ERL, which have been approved for Nursing hours.
Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

It seems like I say this every year, but.........congratulations to CMSA on another great conference!  There were nearly 2,000 attendees in New Orleans representing various case management settings. The optional pre-conference events included sessions on preparing for certification, case management in the Acute Care setting, a URAC CM Standards Workshop, an ICM-CAG training, and clinical symposia.
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.

The information and tools presented in this edition serve the professional care management community as the standard by which case managers can advance assistance, coaching, and monitoring efforts with the goal of ultimately improving care delivery and patient outcomes.

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As a partner with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s educational program, CMSA members in all settings have taken advantage of 38 free online programs!

These online programs include case studies, videos, feedback-based learning, and print -- all designed to support awareness of comparative effectiveness and its value in shared decision-making and comparing treatment options in a wide range of conditions, from breast and prostate cancer, to cardiovascular diseases, mental health, diabetes, and more.

Accreditation for many of the programs expire soon, so bookmark and keep learning!
Industry Events
Join Bruce Berger Consulting on August 15-16 in Atlanta, Ga., for comMIt™ (Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training). This training program teaches health care professionals how to use the principles of motivational interviewing (MI) with patients to improve adherence with health behaviors and, hence, produce better outcomes.

CMSA Members receive a $50 discount.
CMSA Members – Save $300 on any of the below events when you use promo code CMSA13.
The 11th Annual Value Based Care Congress
August 5-6, 2013 | Boston, MA

The 3rd Annual Leadership Summit on Shared Decision Making
September 19-20, 2013 | Boston, MA

Helping Hospitals Reach Their Goals in Improving Diabetes Care
September 26-27, Charlotte, N.C.
Join Current Advantage for a two-day conference on collaborative diabetes care. Key issues to be discussed include:
-Journey to improving quality of care for patients with diabetes through Joint Commission certification
-Smoothing the transition from hospital to home: how to prevent readmissions in patients with hyperglycemia
-Case management delivery models: the foundation of health care reform
-Evidence-based team approach to improving diabetes care
CMSA Members: Save $500 on registration when you register by August 8! Contact Gia Bosch at 414-255-9525 or

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