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Special Announcement
Through the support of the Case Management Society of America and all of our generous donors, the Case Management Foundation (CMF) is able to provide awards, grants and scholarships that provide education, research and professional development to the case management community.

CMF is excited to announce the 2016 Certification Scholarship recipients! Congratulations to Rose Marie Conos, Kharen Johnson, Yvette RuDenski, Jessica Souza, Laura Talbott, LaTasha Ursin and Alisha Wilson.

In fact, recipient Jessica Souza has earned her Case Manager Certification from the CCMC. She remarked, "The Case Management Foundation scholarship significantly helped me achieve my goal in becoming a certified nurse case manager as I was able to purchase and take practice exams. I am employed by a managed care organization, and my certification allows me to practice in full capacity as a nurse case manager for workers' compensation."

Now through January 6th, the president of the board of directors of CMF and the executive director of CMSA are teaming up to match donations to CMF, up to $4,000. Learn more about CMF and donate today at the link below!

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Each year, CMSA pays special tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to the case management profession. A primary goal of the awards program is to inform members of the case management profession, other health professionals, government officials, and the public of the outstanding accomplishments and significant achievements of individual case managers in the delivery of healthcare. In addition, the awards program assists the public in gaining a better understanding of the role of case management and its significant contribution to the delivery of healthcare. Award recipients are recognized each year during the association's annual conference. Explore our prestigious awards at the link below and start thinking about who you could nominate. The nomination deadline is February 14 or March 15, depending on the award.
 
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Featured Events

How does lunch at LBJ Library sound? Or perhaps a day making jewelry at Kendra Scott, shopping and dining in downtown Austin?

Register for CMSA's Annual Conference & Expo by December 31 and you'll have a chance to win entry to one of our destination events!

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Member Announcements

CMSA Today™—the official magazine of the Case Management Society of America—is the magazine for case managers. We are committed to providing case management knowledge, perspectives and news to case managers in all sectors of the profession. To facilitate that mission, we accept and consider:

  • Original articles written by case managers of all healthcare backgrounds;
  • Expertly prepared articles from professional writers—whether medical writers or experienced generalists—on case management topics;
  • Feature articles, column material, and news about case management trends and issues, as well as about CMSA chapters and their activities;
  • and personal, member-generated items considered nontraditional for a professional-association publication as poems, remembrances and similar sorts of content.

Consider sharing your knowledge by writing and submitting an article! Click below to learn more.

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Professional Case Management is a peer-reviewed, contemporary journal that crosses all case management settings. The Journal features best practices, industry benchmarks and hands-on information for both the professional case manager and those newer to the specialty. Additionally, PCM provides continuing education opportunities and cutting-edge research, as reflected in the tagline, Leading Evidence Based Practice Across Transitions of Care.

All members receive complimentary online access to Professional Case Management, the official journal of CMSA, as a benefit of membership. A print subscription to Professional Case Management is now available to all members for an additional $35.00 fee (per year). To add the print version to your subscription, please call Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Member Services at 1-866-489-0443 and reference promotion code MGK296ZZ.

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Download CMSA's Standards of Practice for Case Management, 2016 revision, which provides practice guidelines for the case management industry and its diverse stakeholders.The impetus for the 2016’s revision of the Standards is the need to emphasize the professional nature of the practice and role of the case manager.

The 2016 Standards contain information about case management including an updated definition, practice settings, roles and responsibilities, case management process, philosophy and guiding principles, as well as the standards and how they are demonstrated.

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Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President, TCS Healthcare Technologies As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, once said, "Change is the only constant in life." Those of us who have been in healthcare for many years, and have seen a myriad of changes, can certainly agree that "change is a constant in healthcare." Change has never been more prominent than in today’s healthcare. We’ve spent the past six years making significant changes in all sectors of healthcare to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet now, the ACA may be repealed, meaning we would need to discard our accomplishments and start over from the beginning. This has a lot of people upset and could cost the industry immeasurable losses. Hopefully this won’t happen. It seems it would be better to keep the things that work (processes, policies, guidelines, technology, payment structures, quality initiatives, etc.) and use them as a foundation to build another system.
 
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coordinated by Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN The Case Management Society of America is built on a rich history of leadership that has led it to be the largest and oldest non-profit, multi-disciplinary case management professional association in the United States. As we close out 2016, the Editorial Board thought it would be a good time to reconnect with the organizational leaders and share their thoughts on the important role that case managers play in today’s complex healthcare system. As you know, getting a hold of 23 people is not an easy task, so there are a few past presidents who were not able to participate. To preserve the chronological order, each past president is listed in the order of their presidency. Please take time to read this article. By doing so, you will be reenergized in your role. Thank you for all you do to enhance the value each of you bring to the practice of case management and to the broad healthcare system.
 
New challenge also announced to create tool to generate user-friendly "snapshot" of model privacy practices for digital health products The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on December 13, in partnership with leaders in the private sector, as well as patient and consumer advocates, coordinated a live demonstration of consumer-friendly applications (apps) that import data from some of the largest health information technology (IT) vendors in the country to allow individuals to access a consolidated list of their medications from a variety of sources in one place. The demonstration illustrated the promise of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)—a set of private sector technical standards developed with the strong support of ONC—and took place at the annual Connected Health Conference hosted by the Personal Connected Health Alliance at National Harbor in Maryland. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a tool to share automatically electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. This new release is the first in a series that will be part of CMS’s ongoing efforts to spur the creation of innovative, customizable tools to reduce burden for clinicians, while also supporting high-quality care for patients. In October, CMS released the Quality Payment Program website, an interactive site to help clinicians understand the program and successfully participate. Today’s release, commonly referred to as an Application Program Interface (API), builds on that site by making it easier for other organizations to retrieve and maintain the Quality Payment Program’s measures and enable them to build applications for clinicians and their practices. The API, available at qpp.cms.gov/education, will allow developers to write software using the information described on the Explore Measures section of QPP.cms.gov. Based on interviews with clinicians, CMS created the Explores Measures tool, which enables clinicians and practice managers to select measures that likely fit their practice, assemble them into a group, and print or save them for reference. Already, tens of thousands of people are using this tool. Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 
As you likely know, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) — the world's largest and most influential professional case management organization— works to provide case/care managers, social workers and other healthcare practitioners across the care continuum with resources to be more efficient, effective and competitive. However, did you know that over the past 25 years, CMSA has done important industry work such as developing the Standards of Practice for Case Management and working on title protection for case management? If you already know these facts, you are probably already an official member of CMSA's growing and diverse community. If not, we'd love to provide you with additional resources to help you achieve your professional goals.
 
Industry Events

CMSA members: Save $300 on any of the events below when you use promo code CMSA300.

The 8th Annual Care Coordination and Transitions Summit
January 25-26 • Atlanta, GA
The 8th Annual Care Coordination and Care Transitions Summit convenes thought leaders from hospitals, health systems, home care, health plans, and managed care organizations to discuss best practices for improving care coordination, reducing readmissions, preventing avoidable health care utilization, and collaborating across the care continuum.
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3rd Annual ACO Population Health Management Summit
January 25-26 • Atlanta, GA
This summit brings together ACO executives from across the nation to discuss best practices for increasing care coordination, preventing hospital readmissions, improving patient outcomes, and lowering the cost of health care.
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The 2nd World Congress Summit on Managed Long Term Services and Support
February 27-28 • Arlington, VA
With recent regulatory changes related to MLTSS — some for the first time in more than 20 years — being implemented in the next 1-3 years, there are many questions and concerns about how to align with the rules and operationalize the practice in time for implementation. Additionally, managed care plans are taking on more responsibility in managing LTSS amidst the push for more comprehensive integration of health and social services. The 2nd Annual MLTSS Summit investigates these changes, addresses challenges in case management and coordination of data and services, and describes how to best care for the various populations and their specific challenges while maintaining a person-centered focus.
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