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Urban Institute Study Shows Health Insurance Coverage Increases


Posted on: 7/17/2018

On July 1st, the Urban Institute announced the findings of a study that examined the change in the number of uninsured in America... View Full Posting

Covering Observation Stays Toward 3 Day Stay Requirement


Posted on: 5/29/2018

Members of Congress Joe Courtney and Glenn Thompson submitted a letter to Ways and Means Committee members last week in support of bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1421... View Full Posting

Secretary of Health and Human Services Confirmed by Senate


Posted on: 1/25/2018

Yesterday, the Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Alex Azar, a former Eli-Lily executive, to become the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)... View Full Posting

Federal Government Reopens After Weekend Shutdown


Posted on: 1/24/2018

President Trump signed a short-term spending bill early this week that will fund the government through February 8... View Full Posting

Federal Government Shutdown is Possible


Posted on: 1/19/2018

The Federal government's current funding agreement deadline is this evening. Absent a new agreement, the federal government will enter into shutdown protocols beginning Monday morning... View Full Posting

“Observation Status” Policy Moving Through Court System


Posted on: 11/28/2017

The hospital administration policy fight over “Observation Status” versus “Inpatient Status” may finally hit a boiling point this year... View Full Posting

GOP Postpones Vote on Graham-Cassidy bill


Posted on: 9/27/2017

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Update: Graham-Cassidy bill


Posted on: 9/26/2017

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Court Certifies Nationwide Class in “Observation Status” Case


Posted on: 8/4/2017

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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

Announcements

Network with Influential Case Management and Physician Leaders

Focus on your goals and your effectiveness as a case management or physician leader. Connect with your peers during a fall networking and learning event at the 2018 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, November 5–7, in Huntington Beach, California. There will be sessions for health care leaders at all levels and roles—those beginning their leadership journey, physicians honing their leadership style and seasoned Physician Advisors—with a focus on Engagement. Experience. Effectiveness. Register Today

New This Year: Training for Physician Advisors

Are you new to the role as a Physician Advisor and need to get the knowledge required to perform effectively? Or perhaps you're a case management director or chief medical officer looking to improve your PA function? Plan to attend the Pre-Conference event at the 2018 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference—Foundations for Physician Advisors—to kick off your conference experience. View takeaways and pricing options for this unique learning opportunity. Learn More

Share Your Ideas in Seattle

Have you accomplished a case management or process improvement project? Present your information in an informal yet professional forum at the 2019 ACMA National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference, April 14–17, in Seattle. We're always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the practice of case management. If you have a program or project that has had a positive outcome or provided a valuable resource to your patients, facility or agency, we encourage you to submit your poster presentation by September 21. Submit Your Poster

ACMA Mobile App - Regulation Library

ACMA is pleased to announce its newest benefit for members - the ACMA Mobile App. The first module available is the Regulation Library. This is where you can quickly find the regulations you need without a lengthy web search, learn how each requirement affects your case management practice and better leverage your time. The mobile app helps get the right information into your hands whenever and wherever you need it.To learn more, log into your Membership Account and go to the Resources tab under the Members Only Section. Not a member? Join today!

National Case Management Week 2018: October 7-13

The 2018 National Case Management Week theme is Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care. ACMA selected this theme to emphasize the impact professionals in case management make every day. Help us celebrate and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Learn more here!

Compass Directional Training

Do you struggle with competency validation or staff training for case managers or physician advisors? Compass is proven in its effectiveness to teach the foundation of case management and is currently in use at more than 1,000 hospitals. Take an inside look at what this powerful training program has to offer. Learn More

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