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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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