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Since 2011, CMSA Today™ has been the official magazine of the Case Management Society of America, delivering timely content on case management and healthcare topics across the care continuum.
 
Now, your magazine and monthly enewsletter archive has a new look! Visit https://www.cmsa.org/cmsatoday/ to read the latest magazine issue, browse the archive and explore becoming an author for a future issue!
 

CMSA and CCMC are working together to continue advancing professional case managers in their career paths. CMSA members receive a 20% discount when applying for the CCM, as well as upon renewal. Those who hold the CCM certification receive a 20% discount for CMSA membership.

If you're not yet a member but would like to save 25% as a newly minted CCM, please contact CMSA Client Services at cmsa@cmsa.org or 501-225-2229.

 
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Featured Events
The nominations period is now open for our CMSA awards program! This program was established to pay 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.
 
Learn more and nominate yourself or a colleague at www.cmsa.org/awards. But first, head over to view a short video featuring a few of our recent award winners!
 
WEBINAR | Payer-Provider Collaboration: Easing Points of Friction
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The CMSA Foundation is ready for 2020! Join us in celebrating you and learn more about grant and scholarship opportunities (with quickly approaching deadlines)! Click here to learn more!
 
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Great news: Sessions from the 2019 annual conference are in the Educational Resource Library!
 
Access 44 up-to-date, relevant courses at your fingertips, offering a total of 44.5 CE hours nursing, 44.5 CE hours for CCMC, 6.75 Ethics CCM CE hours and 25 ASWB hours.
 
The best thing of all: If you are a CMSA member, all courses are absolutely free as part of your member benefits. Head to the ERL to explore and start earning your CEs today!
 
Offering 1.0 hour of credit for CCMC, ACCME, AAPA, AANP, ACPE, and ANCC credits
 
Recent years have brought many updates in the world of asthma. But what does this mean for your patients? Stream this CE-accredited webcast to hear from the experts how you and your team can apply the latest advances in personalized asthma treatment and patient-centered care. Case-based content will allow you to exercise your problem-solving skills for complex patients with moderate-to-severe asthma while picking up some new pointers to ensure that your patients have access to the right therapy at the right time.  This activity is provided by PRIME Education. There is no fee to participate. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 
 
Through its representation, advocacy and education functions, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) has been an organizing force setting the practice direction for the discipline of case management. CMSA promotes practice that is evidence-based and discourages the use of practices which, though popular or widely accepted, are either not beneficial or are contrary to the CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management (SoP). While the increasing emphasis on care coordination by providers and payers has opened professional debate regarding the models being used in hospitals today, CMSA intends to clarify its position on hospital case management practice through this white paper initiative and urges hospital leaders to seek solutions that more effectively address the needs of our most vulnerable hospitalized patients.
 
This white paper has been in the works for almost two years through the work of a CMSA task force. The accumulation of their work is ready to share! 
 
This white paper is FREE to Members.  
Non-Members may purchase for $25.00 
 

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 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.

Download Your Copy

 
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Featured Article
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Former SVP, Clinical Services
TCS Healthcare Technologies
 
The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and celebrate the vital role that nurses and midwives perform in providing healthcare services. In many countries, nurses and midwives account for more than 50% of the healthcare workforce and are often the only point of care in their communities. By 2030, they will also account for more than 50% of the shortage in the global healthcare workforce. This year WHO will be highlighting nurses and midwives  work and their ability to overcome challenges that, in turn, help WHO achieve its goal of universal health coverage (UHC). WHO will also be advocating for increased financial support for nursing and midwifery workforces. The Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that “Nurses and midwives are the backbone of every health system: in 2020 we’re calling on all countries to invest in nurses and midwives as part of their commitment to health for all.”
 
Dr. Ghebreyesus went on to say that nurses are the "bridge" of healthcare, essential links between the people in communities, and the healthcare team and the complex healthcare systems. He also noted that they are on the “front lines” of healthcare and the key to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), a WHO initiative to bring adequate healthcare to all people across the globe.
 
Articles and Links
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on January 9th announced efforts underway to support Puerto Rico in response to recent earthquakes. On January 8, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) in Puerto Rico that is retroactive to December 28, 2019. CMS is working to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue operations and provide access to care despite the effects of the disastrous earthquakes. CMS will be waiving certain Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements; creating special enrollment opportunities for individuals to access healthcare quickly; and taking steps to ensure dialysis patients obtain critical life-saving services.
 
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
 

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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Industry Events
Join us for CMSA's 30th Annual Conference & Expo, "30 Years of Care Transitions Across the Full Continuum," next July in Boston, MA! Registration is open now with early bird pricing; take advantage of the lowest rate of the year, plus discounts and payment plan options!
 
Get your colleagues together and register soon!
 
 
 

 

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