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Welcome to the Maryland Chapter

Chapter Information

Maryland Chapter (est.2003)

Chapter Mission:

To provide educational and networking opportunities to Health Care Delivery System Case Management and Transitions of Care Professionals in the State of Maryland and surrounding states.

Case Management professionals include RN's, Social Workers, Physician Advisors,  Nurse Practitioners, Care Transitions team members, Case Management Assistants

Chapter Dues: Free with National ACMA membership

CHAPTER OF EXCELLENCE
The Chapter of Excellence program defines outstanding chapter performance by outlining the standards of practice for optimal chapter operation. Chapters achieve these awards by demonstrating performance in the key areas of chapter operations and attaining specific growth and development benchmarks.

Chapter of Excellence achievement:  2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 

If you are interested in volunteering for the Education or Membership committees or would like to host, present or suggest a speaker/topic for an educational event, please contact:

Membership Committee Co-Chairs: 
Joanne Fletcher:    joanne.f.fletcher@wilmu.edu
Darlene DeFrehn:  ddefrehn@adventisthealthcare.com
                       

Education Committee Co-Chairs:     
Jackie Moore:     jacquelinemoore@umm.edu
Jessica Snoots:  jsnoots@fmh.org

Nominating Committee Chair:
Jackie Dinterman:   jdinterman@fmh.org

Proud Winners of the ACMA National Award for 
2019 "Highest Attended ACMA State Chapter Conference in the Nation!!!"


Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!!
Our next ACMA MD Chapter conference will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Baltimore Marriott, Camden Yards

Thank you to those who attended our 2019 ACMA MD chapter conference!
The ACMA Maryland has had a lot of wonderful feedback about our 2019 ACMA Maryland Chapter conference from our attendees and or Exhibitors!  We had a wonderful time and a day full of education and entertainment!

The weekend started off with our ACMA MD Chapter PreConference event where I'm not sure we have laughed or had more than this year!!  Join us on our Facebook website to view pictures from our event and stay in touch with the ACMA Maryland Chapter every day!

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If you didn't join us this year, you really missed out!  We had:
  • 3.5 CEUs of Ethics were offered for a total of 5.5 CEUs for SWs, RNs and CMs for the day. 
  • Motivation, Resiliency and Winning
  • Neonatal Abstinence
  • A Unique Behavioral Health Social Work Role in Care Transitions
  • Documenting Social Determinants of Health
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Discharge Planning and Guardianships
  • Health Consequences of Financial Vulnerability
  • Difficult UM Status Reviews
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • And How to Stay Positive in the Work Environment to Improve Patient Satisfaction - we laughed so hard!!!
  • In addition to the fantastic speakers who shared best practices on a variety of topics, there were scores of Exhibitors present, many of whom generously gave away some fabulous door prizes. 
  • In addition to bidding on Silent Auction items many attendees also participated in the 50/50 Raffle. 
  • One lucky individual went home with $542.50 as the winner of the 50/50 Raffle. Several people won free registrations to the 2020 MD Chapter Conference. 
  • One person won a free registration to take the ACM exam, another won a $150 Visa Gift card.
  • If you didn't join us this year, you really missed out!  and the Grand Prize winner will be getting free registration to the 2020 MD Chapter Conference plus one night's hotel stay. 


 

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Happy National Case Management Week!

Let ACMA help you celebrate YOUR week! Give here “in memory of” or “in honor of” case managers who have impacted you and/or who daily make a difference in the lives of their patients. Make your gift matter! A donation now - during October’s NCMW celebration – allows you to link your gift with an affirmation of support honoring someone special. Every gift will be recognized and gifts over $100 will also have a special certificate mailed to your honoree. Share your celebration photos here hashtag #NCMW. Take advantage of special offers good only this week: Apply here using promo code NCMW2019 and receive 20% off plus an entry to win a free self-assessment exam. Have a great week! You deserve it!

Time is Running Out: Poster Submissions Due October 25

If you have attended an ACMA National Conference before, perhaps you’ve checked out the poster sessions that take place in the exhibit hall. This opportunity at the premier case management event of the year is informational, informal and provides you the unique space to share your learnings and network with other attendees. Will your poster be recognized for best practice or the most innovative topic at the 2020 ACMA National Conference, April 6–9 in Chicago? The deadline to submit your poster is Friday, October 25. Learn More >>>

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As case managers, we live in a world of constant change. No matter where these changes come from—our supervisors, hospitals or clinicians—there’s always going to be another one that catches us off guard. Many leaders assume change will cause mistakes, missed deadlines and are just the cost of doing business. They treat change as an unavoidable occurrence rather than asking an important question we’ll be addressing this year at the 2019 Leadership and Physician Conference in Miami: How do we pivot with the change in the case management industry? Get five simple questions to ask before you and your care team tackle your next week, project or case load. Read More >>>

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October 13-19 is National Case Management Week and ACMA has everything you need to celebrate. Let's come together and recognize the good work we do and the good people who do it. This year's theme is Case Management: Setting New Standards for Care. ACMA is helping you set the standard for celebration and recognition by providing materials and ideas to use at your location. Learn More >>>

Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) in Action

ACMA is proud to showcase how ACTS simulation training for case managers will improve care transitions through live simulation. If you are interested in learning more about ACTS call our product sales team at 501-907-2262 or email us today.
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Accredited Case Manager Certification

The Accredited Case Manager (ACM) Certification is for health care delivery system case management professionals and tests core case management knowledge that is shared by nurse and social work case managers, as well as competency in the individual skills of each professional background. If you are not yet ACM certified, we encourage you to apply now and enhance your professional practice by putting the ACM credential after your name. Get Certified Today >>>

National Transitions of Care Standards Framework

ACMA recently established a transitions of care standards framework that applies to all health care settings to foster effective, high quality and efficient care transitions. Every standard presented describes both the structure and the services required to meet that standard. The standards help organizations assess, quantify and identify gaps in their current care transition work plan. This framework allows an organization to evaluate return on investment of care transitions efforts as a mechanism to reduce utilization and enhance quality and patient experience (value-based care ROI). Assess your team today. Learn More >>>

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