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CMS adds to ACO, ESCO resources with a care transformation toolkit, case studies, and tip sheet

Posted on: 1/7/2021

New resources highlighting strategies that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) are now available. View Full Posting

CMS Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge

Posted on: 12/2/2020

Agency outlines flexibilities to maximize Acute Hospital Care at Home, Ambulatory Surgical Centers to decompress hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. View Full Posting

ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 38.1 Effective January 1, 2021

Posted on: 12/1/2020

CDC and NCHS diagnosis code updates View Full Posting

CMS Releases Annual Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Posted on: 12/1/2020

Implications for Telehealth Expansion, Scope of Practice and Payments View Full Posting

CMS Takes Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Treatment

Posted on: 11/13/2020

Medicare beneficiaries can get coverage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19. Medicare to reimburse providers for the infusion costs. View Full Posting

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – November

Posted on: 11/11/2020

Updates on CMS November Stakeholder Calls and COVID-19 Toolkit View Full Posting

CMS Fact Sheet - Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care Final Rule - CMS-2408-F

Posted on: 11/9/2020

On November 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care final rule. View Full Posting

Trump Administration Implements New Reporting and Testing Requirements

Posted on: 8/26/2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced another sweeping round of regulatory changes impacting providers across the continuum of care. View Full Posting

CMS Issues Informational Bulletin on Medicaid Reimbursement Strategies to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Facilities

Posted on: 8/25/2020

Medicaid Informational Bulletin (CIB) provides guidance to states on flexibilities that are available to increase reimbursement for nursing facilities. View Full Posting

Trump Administration and CMS Announce Rural Health Initiatives

Posted on: 8/13/2020

CMS CHART Model aims to improve rural health and telehealth access. View Full Posting

HHS To Begin Distributing $10 Billion in Additional Funding to Hospitals in High Impact COVID-19 Areas

Posted on: 7/24/2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding. View Full Posting

Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19

Posted on: 7/22/2020

President Trump announces several new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19 View Full Posting

CMS Ends Emergency Blanket Waivers for Nursing Home Staffing, Attempts to Reduce Clinician Burden and More...

Posted on: 6/30/2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a series of announcements at the end of June impacting acute-care, SNFs, LTC and Transitions of Care professionals View Full Posting

Trump Administration Unveils Enhanced Enforcement Actions Based on Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspection Results

Posted on: 6/3/2020

CMS is increasing penalties after thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. View Full Posting

Trump Administration Guidance to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes, Additional CMS Waivers, Medicare Payment for COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests and more

Posted on: 5/20/2020

CMS releases a flurry of informational updates, waivers, and guidelines related to COVID-19 public health emergency View Full Posting


2021 National Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2021 ACMA National Conference, slated for June 22-25 in Orlando. More information, including complete agenda and speaker line-up, will be available soon.
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ACMA Announces New Crisis Management Guide - PiVoT™

ACMA has just released a new comprehensive crisis response tool designed specifically for care management and transitions of care. The PiVoT™ Crisis Management Guide identifies key strategies and provides step-by-step guidance in the areas of communication, staffing, system involvement, discharge planning, patient advocacy and staff resilience. Member discounts are available. Learn More >>>

Scheduled System Upgrade

The ACMA user portal will be down for a scheduled upgrade. This will impact member and credital login portals starting 1/22 and lasting through 1/25.

ACMA Elects Three New National Board Members

ACMA is proud to announce the election of three new members to our National Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming Matthew Chappell, LCSW, ACM-SW, Jay Larrosa, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, ACM-RN and Jacqueline Moore, MSW, LCSW-C, RN, ACM-SW. Thank you to each of the candidates who were willing to run for election. ACMA continues to be fortunate in having many qualified professionals who can and are willing to volunteer their leadership expertise. Read the Full Press Release >>>

New ACMA Podcast - "Care Transitions Today" Launched Oct. 6

ACMA has just launched a new podcast dedicated to case management and transitions of care professionals. Care Transitions Today brings together thought leaders from around the country for frank, meaningful conversations about contemporary issues facing case managers. New episodes are up and running on all your regular podcast platforms. Learn more about Care Transitions Today.>>>

ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center

ACMA is committed to keeping you informed about our actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up to date via the ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center where you will find helpful information, members-only resources and guidance for case management and transitions of care specific to this evolving situation. We encourage you to visit the resource center and to lean on ACMA as your trusted source during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your work in your communities and for all you are doing to address this pandemic. Access ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center >>>

ACMA National Office Has Moved

The home address of the ACMA National Office has changed. Our new physical address is 40 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR 72223. All phone and email contact information remain the same. Read the announcement >>>

Winter ACM Certification Review Webinar

Register now for the ACM Certification Review Workshop, taking place on February 20 and February 27. All resources are developed by seasoned case managers and designed exclusively for ACM Certification exam prep. Learn more and register. >>>

Validate Your Expertise Through Professional 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. Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) validates the competency of case management administrators, managers and aspiring leaders and promotes professional practice standards. If you are not yet certified, we encourage you to apply and enhance your professional practice by putting a credential after your name. The application deadline is February 15 in order to test in April-June 2021. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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