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CareerSmart Learning
University of Chicago Medical Center
The University of Alabama
Special Announcement

Maximize your conference experience for CMSA's 24th Annual Conference & Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, with pre-conference webinars that will allow you to anticipate what you can expect in Cleveland! View all upcoming webinars below:

How to Use the Conference App

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Join CMSA for a brief webinar to learn about CMSA's all-new conference app! The application will make its debut and provide essential information, networking opportunities and agenda-setting capabilities throughout conference week. In addition, this webinar will cover the latest conference updates, including details about the exciting Opening Night Event activities and schedule enhancements. We'll see you there!

In Anticipation of CMSA Annual:

Everything You Need to Know Before You Go!

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014


Join CMSA just one week before the 24th Annual Conference & Expo kicks off! The webinar will provide detailed information about the conference, including the most up-to-date information on sessions and activities throughout the week. This is your time to listen in and ask any questions you have before you land in Cleveland!

Whether you’re just getting into the groove of your career, or your practice is finely tuned, you won’t want to miss this premier event! Learn more and register at

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Featured Events

For the fourth consecutive year, the Case Management Foundation will be exhibiting at CMSA's 24th Annual Conference & Expo. If you attend the conference this June, make sure to stop by booth #841 and say hello!

We have two fantastic events to share with conference attendees:

CMSA Leaders' Mixer Auction 

CMF will be holding a silent auction at the CMSA Chapter Leaders' Mixer on the first night of the conference, Monday, June 16. There will be fantastic prizes for chapters as well as for individuals to bid on, so be sure to coordinate a bidding amount with your local chapter and keep yourself in mind as well!

Does your chapter like to show off their local pride? CMF is also inviting chapters to donate items for the auction. Items could include ideas such as "gift baskets" that might share unique treats from your area or area of expertise! Please contact for questions or to submit a donation idea!


This is your a chance to win an Alaskan cruise for two, donated by Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance! This incredible package includes a seven-day trip for two on the Princess Cruises with inside passage! Includes an ocean-view balcony cabin, round-trip air to Seattle, all meals and port fees.

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American Sentinel University
CCMC (Comm. For CM Cert.)
Nielsen Healthcare Group
Member Announcements

Sessions from the Annual Conference Available for Online Learning & CEs

If you attended CMSA's 2013 conference but missed some of the sessions, or you weren’t able to attend the conference , you can "attend" now — any time that is convenient for you! CMSA members and non-members alike may attend sessions with CMSA's Extended Conference courses.

Check out some of the most popular courses from the 2013 conference below: 

—Changing the Landscape of Depression Treatment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Pharmacoresistant Major Depression:

—Toward Indivualized, Patient-Centered Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Case Management:

—Offering New Techniques in the Treatment of Nerve Pain and Peripheral Paralysis:

—An Innovative Case Manager Gatekeeper Role for Same Day Surgical Procedures:

Sessions are offered in packages to meet your needs. The "Full Conference" package contains 42 sessions presented at the conference. Or you can choose from smaller packages that contain five, 15, or 25 sessions. You must complete any purchased sessions by July 31, 2014. 

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Featured Article

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd, Senior Vice President

TCS Healthcare Technologies

Over the years, many health information technology (HIT) implementations could be considered successful by achieving key business and clinical benchmarks. But one metric often overlooked is user satisfaction. When implementing care management software (CMS), electronic medical record (EMR), or a similar HIT system, tracking and understanding user satisfaction is extremely important. Although a CMS or EMR system may meet the business specs, the user satisfaction levels can speak volumes as to how the application is really working. For example, many of us, as patients, have heard our physicians complain about how difficult it is to enter information during a medical exam into their EMR system. Case managers also complain about their CMS taking too much time to document or being too complicated.

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Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Articles and Links

Reforms to Medicare regulations identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on hospitals and other health care providers will save nearly $660 million annually, and $3.2 billion over five years, through a rule issued today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS).

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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This week, our nation honors emergency medical service (EMS) professionals for their dedication to public service.

Over the past century, the field of emergency medical services has grown from hospital interns who rode in horse-drawn carriages transporting the sick and injured in a few cities during the 1800s. Today our nation draws on diverse network of nearly a million EMS physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, dispatchers, and support staff in every community. With each passing year, EMS has demonstrated increasing importance in our nation’s health care system.

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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Industry Events
CMSA Members: Save $300 on any of the events below when you use promo code CMSA300

The Health Care Quality Improvement and Cost Containment Summit

June 24-25, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA

The 13th Annual Patient Flow and Emergency Management Summit

June 25-26, 2014 | Chicago, IL

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