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:
Networking
Education
Publications
Benchmarking & Research

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

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

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

Registration is now open for the
2018 ACMA Southern California Chapter Annual Chapter Conference!
March 10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Click on education tab for more details.

SESSION 1:
YIPPEE! ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE…DRIVING NEGATIVITY OUT OF THE WORKPLACE
Liz Jazwiec,RN

President
Lizjaz • Oak Lawn, IL

SESSION ABSTRACT: Have you ever worked with a crab? You know, the type of people that complain about everything, even free food! Then you understand that continuous workplace negativity zaps the energy out of an organization and distracts everyone from work and productivity. It is not okay to come to work every day in a bad mood because the job is hard! This is the message that Liz Jazwiec will discuss by telling her personal story, laced with her notorious humor and effective tools to manage morale, eliminate victim thinking, and have fun. Using real-life examples and anecdotes from her bestselling book, “Eat THAT Cookie!” she will provide insights to make positive thinking work for you and the shadow you cast on others. She concludes with a straightforward approach to the connection between job satisfaction and success, creating an enjoyable workplace, and choosing to be happy.

SESSION 2:
UM AND CMS UPDATES – A FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Simon Ahtaridis, MD
National Clinical Advisor and CMO Sound Physicians Advisory Services • Tacoma, WA

SESSION ABSTRACT: Hospital inpatient reimbursement continues to be at risk whether or not third-party payers are actively auditing for recoupment. This financial risk is coupled with new risk-based models of care (ACOs, Bundles Payment Care Initiatives (BPCI), etc.) that create a shared responsibility for keeping patients healthy, not just treating them when they are sick. This session will focus on value-driven performance improvement in care coordination and bringing back-end information about denials and DRG validation to the front-end interventions by case management and physician advisors to drive key metric improvements.

SESSION 3:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN TREATING VETERANS
Kym Grey, LCSW
Transition and Care Management Program Manager
VA San Diego Healthcare System
San Marcos, CA

SESSION ABSTRACT: This session will provide a brief introduction to the Branches of the Military and definition of a Veteran. An overview will be provided of the Veterans Administration including Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), National Cemetery Administration, and Vet Centers. Attendees will receive an inside look at the complex nature of VHA and VBA and how these two systems work together to serve our Veterans.

SESSION 4:
HEALTH CARE IN THE GOLDEN STATE - IMPACT FOR CASE MANAGEMENT
Pat Blaisdell, M.A., M.S., FACHE
Vice President, Continuum of Care California Hospital Association • Sacramento, CA

SESSION ABSTRACT: As ongoing changes in the health care system continue and escalate, the role and influence of the case manager are in the spotlight. Case managers at all levels of care are being called upon to support and participate in organizational changes. This presentation will provide an update on ongoing implementation of health care reform, as well as on current state-level and regulatory initiatives. Implications for case managers in the hospital setting, as well as the partnership with post-acute care, will be discussed.

SESSION 5:
EVALUATING DANGER, RISK, AND SAFETY WHEN CREATING A CARE PLAN
Viki Kind, MA

Clinical Bioethicist
Kind Ethics.com • Granada Hills, CA

SESSION ABSTRACT: It is difficult to know when to step in and protect versus stepping back and allowing people to be in charge of their own decisions. The field of bioethics provides professionals with a structure and guidelines for evaluating and managing danger. Attendees will learn how to use the “Evaluating Risk Formula” to help evaluate the risks. By balancing the person’s quality of life with the dangers of living that life, professionals can feel more confident that they are treating the person with dignity and respect.




2017 Election Results: ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

The ACMA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Election. Congratulations to the following who will assume their new position for term 2018-2020:

President-Elect
Marcy Adelman, MSN, RN, CCM, IQCI
Sharp Memorial Hospital

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

Members-At-Large

Jody Haddock, RN, ACM
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Amy Loveless, RN, MBA
University of California San Diego


They will join the following Board of Directors for year 2018-2019:

President
Gilbert Dorado, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW
Providence

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


Members-At-Large

Stephen Chavez-Matzel, MSW, LCSW
Tri-City Medical Center

Karen Longpre, RN
Keck Medical Center of USC

Lori Oberon, RN
Kaiser Permanente
 

ACMA 2018 National Conference

SAVE THE DATE
2018 ACMA National Conference:
April 24 to 26
Houston, TX

Click on the link below for more information or click on the "Contact Us" tab if you have more questions:

http://casemanagementconference.com/



Exhibitor Registration for the 2018 ACMA SoCA Annual Chapter Conference

Exhibitor registration is now live for the 2018 ACMA Southern California Annual Conference.

Please click on the "EDUCATION" tab above this page for more information OR the "Contact Us" tab if you have more questions.





ACMA SoCA Chapter APPS and CHATS

ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our first networking event a success!

Click on the link below for pictures taken during the events:

2017 Apps and Chats in San Diego

2017 Apps and Chats in San Fernando Valley

2017 Apps and Chats in Long Beach

In celebration of National Case Management Week, ACMA SoCA would like to invite practicing case managers, social workers and physicians to our first Membership Networking Event, Apps & Chat. Come meet others in your area while enjoying free Hors d'oeuvres

SAVE THE DATE!

October 11, 2017
Apps and Chats
-ACMA SoCA's Membership Event!

ACMA Southern California Received Chapter of Merit Award

The ACMA Southern California Chapter is excited to announce that our chapter was recognized and awarded the Chapter of Merit on April 20, 2017 during the ACMA National Conference in Washington, DC.

Chapter of Merit 
defines outstanding performance of chapters by outlining the standards of practice for outstanding chapter operation. Chapters achieve these awards by demonstrating performance in the key areas of chapter operations and achieving certain benchmarks for growth and development, ensuring that chapters continue to grow, remain financially strong, are well-led, and are adequately prepared to meet members' educational and networking needs.

We are very proud to share this award with all of our chapter members. This recognition will not be possible without the unconditional support of members like yourself!

Please go to our Facebook page to see photos from the award ceremony that captured this momentous event! Attendees from our chapter were given Chapter of Merit ribbons that were proudly worn for the duration of the conference.

Congratulations again on this significant accomplishment! We look forward to continue to provide our members with great service as always.

Jay Larrosa
President, ACMA Southern California


ACMA SoCA Membership Just Got CHEAPER!

ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who supported the chapter's March Madness quest. Not bad for our first time trying and to finish so close to Maryland at just 10 points away.

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.

  



 

ACMA SoCA Chapter DINE and LEARN

ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who made our Dine and Learn events in San Diego and Los Angeles a success! 

Click on the link below for pictures taken during the events:



Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

-ACMA SoCA's Educational Event.

2017-2018 ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

Please welcome our 2017-2018 SoCA Chapter Board of Directors!

President
Jay Larrosa
Scripps Health

President-Elect
Gilbert Dorado
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro 

Secretary
Marcy Adelman
Sharp Healthcare

Treasurer
Mencie Ilog
Scripps Health

Member-At-Large

Karen Longpre
USC University Hospital/ Norris Cancer Hospital

Stephen Chavez-Matzel
Tri-City Medical Center

Lori Oberon
Kaiser Ontario

Sharon Harris
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 

Jody Haddock
Cedars Sinai Health System


Immediate Past-President
Peg Bernardy
White Memorial Medical Center



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.

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