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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. Order your CM Week items by September 1, 2013!
CMSA is active in advocating for recognition of case managers on the national level.  Click here to view the August 12th press release announcing the introduction of the National Case Management Week Resolution in the U.S. Senate. Use these talking points to contact your Senators and ask them to cosponsor S. Res. 214, the National Case Management Week Resolution!
Experience advocacy in action at CMSA's 2013 Public Policy & Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.!  At this educational and energizing event, join CMSA leaders and your colleagues to:

- Learn what CMSA's Public Policy Committee is doing to advocate for your profession and career;
- Educate Congress on the importance of case management to the effective delivery of health care;
- Explore how to utilize your local networks for grassroots legislative success; and
- Network with industry colleagues who are invested in advocating for the case management profession.
Learn more at
Member Announcements
Access CMSA's 2012 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the Association's achievements, highlights and initiatives during the year. This report was presented at the CMSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans in late June, offering a look at the organization's recent success and providing a framework for the future goals of CMSA.
Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

Easing patient transitions and decreasing readmission rates are key priorities in the health care industry, as we strive to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. Case managers are often a primary conduit to a safe and effective transition process for those moving through the care continuum, which puts them in a unique position to provide invaluable education and support to patients along the way.
CCMC (Comm. For CM Cert.)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently launched a website dedicated to providing health care professionals with resources to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and help people apply.
A site dedicated to consumer resources is also available at
CMSA has 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.

Access your copy at
Model is part of broader HHS efforts to reform the delivery of health care
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

New research, published today in Health Affairs, from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), show that health information exchange (HIE) between hospitals and other providers jumped 41 percent between 2008 and 2012.

The research authored by National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, M.D., and ONC researchers indicates that six in 10 hospitals actively exchanged electronic health information with providers and hospitals outside their organization in 2012.

Full article: click here.
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
CMSA Members: Save $300 on any of the below events when you use promo code CMSA13.
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
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