Southern California
Southern California

Welcome to the Southern California Chapter

Chapter Information

Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Benchmarking & Research

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

Get Involved!
The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization. To learn more, just contact us.

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Annual Meeting

2019 ACMA SoCA Annual Conference

ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our
15th Annual Case Management Conference a success!
March 9, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orange County 
Garden Grove, CA 

Session 1 Stop Living Like an Emergency
Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP
Speaker, Author, Coach, Nurse
Personal Balance Denver, Colorado

Session 2 The State of California Health Care Update
Pat Blaisdell, FACHE
Vice President, Continuum of Care
California Hospital Association Sacramento, California

Session 3 Inpatient Operations Overview: How to Safely Optimize Efficiency and Enhance Revenue to Serve More Patients at Your Organization
Ara Balkian, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Director, Inpatient Operations
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles, California

Session 4 Understanding the Social Determinates of Health and Their Impact on Length of Stay
Karen Nelson, MSW, MBA
Director, Social Work, Case Management, Spiritual Care and Aging Adult Service
Stanford Health Care Palo Alto, California

Session 5 Medicare Update
Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM
Vice President
R1 RCM, Inc. Chicago, Illinois

Did You Hear the News?

Check your email for a copy of the newest edition of our Chapter Newsletter!

It's time to celebrate SOCIAL WORKERS!

Social Workers. Elevate.

‍March is Social Work Month and ACMA Southern California wants to celebrate all the great social workers across the country!

Social Workers stand up for millions of people every day. These include people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contribution they bring to society.

Social Workers across the country serve as champions for some of the most vulnerable people in our society, helping ensure patients get best possible care while on the road to recovery.

ACMA Southern California would like to say a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to these valuable case management professionals for all the tireless, hard work you do!

Let's all remember to show our appreciation to our social workers and help celebrate the month!


ACMA Southern CA would like to thank everyone who made our October (Case Management Week) Apps & Chats a success!

Please click link below for pictures:
(October) 2018 Case Management Week Apps & Chats

Apps and Chats

-ACMA SoCA's Membership Networking Event!
Come meet other practicing case managers, social workers, physicians and other CM support roles in your area while enjoying free Hors d'oeuvres.

ACMA SoCA Membership Just Got CHEAPER!

ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who supported the chapter's March Madness quest. We made the semi-finals this time!

Membership just got cheaper.
No more chapter dues for Southern California.
Renew or become a member today!

Click HERE for membership details.

ACM Certification

Looking for a Specialty Certification in Case Management?  Become an ACM-RN or ACM-SW TODAY!

Click HERE for more info.




Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!
-ACMA SoCA's Educational Event.

Pictures from 2018 Dine and Learn in San Diego

Pictures from 2018 Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who made our 2018 
Dine and Learn events in the following areas a success!

Marina Village

Catalina Room

1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109

Almansor Court

700 South Almansor Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Top 10 Things That All Case Managers Should Know About Skilled Nursing Facilities With Regards to Transition Planning presented by Mr. Philip Lindsley.

ACMA Member ONLY Discounts

Another great benefit of being a member of ACMA is Member discounts.

To access your account and start saving, log in to the members only section of the ACMA website, scroll to the Member Discount section and click the "begin shopping" button.

2019 Election Results: ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

The ACMA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Election.
Congratulations to the following who will assume their new position for term 2019-2021:

Mencie Ilog, RN, BSN, ACM-RN, CPHM, IQCI
Scripps Health


Delilah Dees, BSN, RN, CCM
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Judi McQueen, LCSW, ACM-SW, CC
Sharp Memorial Hospital

April Vindiola, LCSW
PIH Health Hospital

They will join the following Board of Directors starting May 1, 2019:

Gilbert Dorado, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW

Marcy Adelman, MSN, RN, CCM, IQCI
Sharp Memorial Hospital

Roel Gutierrez, RN, BSN, ACM
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


Jody Haddock, RN, ACM
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Amy Loveless, RN, MBA
University of California San Diego


Chair, Nominating Committee
Join Us On Social Media

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Join our private Facebook Group to connect to case management professionals in your area, discuss important topics related to case management and transitions of care, find resources, stay on top of chapter and national events, and more.

ACMA Announcements

Close the Medicare Observation Coverage Gap

Thanks to all of you who raised your voice to support the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act and our campaign to close the observation status coverage gap in Medicare. With your help more than 1,000 of your peers have signed the petition! But the work is not done. We need more. If you have signed the petition, we encourage you share this initiative with your colleagues. In addition, you can take further action and connect with your federal representatives. We've made it easy for you!
Take Action    Sign the Petition!  

March is National Professional Social Work Month

Every day, the nation's 680,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. Be sure to celebrate by acknowledging one another and taking pride in knowing that YOU make a big difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Want to become an Accredited Case Manager (ACM) in Social Work? Read more here. Want to recognize a social worker or organization that has impacted you? Learn how here.

2019 ACMA National Conference: Seattle | April 13-17

Reserve your spot today for the leading case management event of the year in Seattle. Network with thousands of your peers and fellow case management and transitions of care professionals to exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new ideas and best practices. Secure your spot and your savings today! Register by March 19>>>


ACMA has acquired and is now managing the Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC). Originally developed and launched by the Center for Case Management in 2000, the purpose of the CMAC certification is to measure the competence of case management administrators, managers, supervisors and leaders. Read more. >>>

ACMA Announces Transitions of Care Standards

ACMA and 15 collaborating organizations publish National Transitions of Care Standards and a Consensus Measures Crosswalk. ACMA announces the first multi-setting, interprofessional National Transitions of Care Standards endorsed by an Executive Steering Committee composed of representation from payer, provider, and other organizations. To learn more about how your organization can take the Transition of Care Standards self-assessment, click here. >>>

New Online Continuing Education in the CE Center

Have you checked out the CE Center in the members-only section online lately? We have four new continuing education opportunities available for you! New topics include: (1) Data-Driven Performance with Dashboards (2) CMS TWO-Midnight Rule: Developing and Sustaining a Team Approach to Accurate Admission Orders (3) Centralized Utilization Review (4) Reducing Readmissions: A New Approach to Transitional Care Planning. These free CEs are a key benefit of your ACMA membership. Log into the members-only section today to fulfill your CE requirements. Get New CEs >>>

Are You on Board? Compass 2019 has ARRIVED!

Creating a case management team that is consistent and confident with ever-changing regulations and practice standards can be a daunting goal. However, it can be done with annually updated online training. Currently in use at over 1,100 hospitals with more than 31,000 users, Compass courses are updated each year for case managers and physician advisors across multiple care settings. Streamline your onboarding and competency validation around regulations and national standards of practice today. Compass 2019 is now available. Watch a video to learn more and subscribe now. >>>

New Simulation Program for Value-Based Results

ACMA leads the practice by introducing Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS). This simulation program will transform orientation and professional development for your case management team. ACTS is focused on improving care transitions through assessment, communication, planning and collaboration. It leverages unique, team-based simulations of patient scenarios and enhances care coordination and critical thinking. Enhance case management and impact your system with ACTS. >>>

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