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Public Policy Committee: CMS Update
Posted on: 7/11/2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to pursue a proactive stance to protect both the Medicare trust fund and improve outcomes for beneficiaries. View Full Posting
Public Policy Committee Update: ACMA goes to Washington
Bills would count observation toward SNF benefit, reform the RAC, and aid highest risk patients
Posted on: 10/8/2014
On September 30, a cadre of 15 case management professionals, including members of ACMA’s Public Policy Committee, descended upon Washington, DC for two days to promote three specific pieces of legislation... View Full Posting
ACMA Urges CMS to Eliminate Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement
Posted on: 9/4/2014
On Tuesday, ACMA submitted a letter to CMS Administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, requesting that agency eliminate the home health face-to-face encounter documentation requirement mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act... View Full Posting
CMS Issues FY 2015 IPPS Final Rule
Posted on: 8/5/2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late yesterday issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2015... View Full Posting
Caring for an Aging Population: Future Challenges to Case Managers
Posted on: 7/22/2014
Based on the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ report, “A Profile of Older Americans,” (2010) in 2010 individuals aged 65 or older-numbered 40.4 million, which represents 13.1% of the population in the United States... View Full Posting
CMS Proposed Rule Would Eliminate Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement
Posted on: 7/1/2014
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule would updating the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates... View Full Posting
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approves HHS spending bill
Posted on: 6/18/2014
On June 10, a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved the FY 2015 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The spending bill provides $156.77 billion in discretionary funding, the same amount as the FY 2014 level... View Full Posting
ACMA Shares Observation Concerns and Recommendations with House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
Posted on: 6/10/2014
On Tuesday, June 3, ACMA submitted a letter to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee outlining concerns and recommendations related to observation services for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of its May 20, 2014, hearing... View Full Posting
Study reports adding socioeconomic data to standardized measures has big effect on calculated readmission rates
Posted on: 6/3/2014
A recent study published by Health Affairs found that more meaningful comparisons can be made when socioeconomic data is added to standardized readmission measures... View Full Posting
Report shows hospitals are improving care faster than other settings
Posted on: 5/27/2014
The 2013 National Healthcare Quality Report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that hospital quality improvements are surpassing those of home health, nursing home care and ambulatory settings... View Full Posting
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ACMA Announces 2017 National Conference Keynote Speaker: Captain Mark Kelly (educational underwriter: Angel MedFlight)
A naval aviator and American astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly was thrust into the media spotlight after an assassination attempt on his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in 2011. He quickly realized the importance of building a strong team of health care professionals to help aid his wife's recovery. Kelly will offer a unique perspective on collaborative environments where decision-making can have life or death consequences. Click here to learn more about Captain Mark Kelly's keynote address!
ACM Eligibility Requirement Update
The National Board for Case Management recently updated eligibility requirements for the ACM exam. Candidates now need only 12 months of supervised case management experience, in addition to the education requirements, to sit for the exam. Click here to learn more!
ACM™ Certification Study Guide is Online
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