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CMS Issues Updates on the MOON, Important Message and Detailed Notice Discharge


Posted on: 1/17/2020

The MOON, Important Message and Detailed Notice of Discharge are three CMS required forms well known to hospitals and health systems case management practice. These three forms were recently updated. Please review a brief synopsis below View Full Posting

CMS Announces Final Discharge Planning Rule: Compliance due by Nov. 29


Posted on: 11/16/2019

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Congress Passes Opioid Bill, President to Sign


Posted on: 10/4/2018

Great news from Washington! With your support, Congress took a historic step in the fight against the opioid epidemic... View Full Posting

Legislators Expected to Vote on Final Opioid Bill Starting Tomorrow


Posted on: 9/27/2018

ACMA members are encouraged to contact legislators as soon as possible and urge them to vote for H.B. 6. View Full Posting

Senate Passes Opioid Legislation


Posted on: 9/18/2018

In a 99-1 vote yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan package of 70 bills to combat the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths. The package includes… View Full Posting

Senate Poised to Pass Comprehensive Opioid Legislation Next Week


Posted on: 9/13/2018

On Monday, the Senate is expected to pass the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018—a bipartisan package of over 70 proposals recommended by five different committees... View Full Posting

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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Announcements

2020 ACMA National Conference

Are you wanting to take your case management career to the next level? Join us at the 2020 ACMA National Conference, April 6-9, 2020 in Chicago. Attend and learn how to recognize common barriers and apply strategies to manage complex relationships between health care stakeholders, patients, families and providers. Continuing education credits are available for nursing and social work, ACM recertification, CMAC recertification and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Register today and we’ll see you in Chicago!
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Call for Proposals Now Open: Deadline is January 24

Physicians and case management leaders across the country attend the Leadership and Physician Conference (LPAC) each year to learn about innovative strategies, cutting-edge ideas and plug-and-play implementation plans to help them meet the growing challenges of the ever-evolving health care landscape. If you have new approaches, best practices or groundbreaking insights, we invite you to submit a proposal for 2020 LPAC in Phoenix, November 12–14. Submit Your Proposal >>>

ACM Workshop: Register by February 19

Enhance your career with the ACM credential! Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to prepare for the exam. Registration for the two-part webinar series closes on Wednesday, February 19th. The five-hour course, broken into two, 2 1/2 hour sessions, will begin at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST on both Saturday, February 15 and Saturday, February 22. To learn more and/or register, click here. >>>

Case Management Administration Certification

The Case Management Administration Certification (CMAC) is designed to measure the competence of case management administrators, managers, supervisors and leaders, and is available to all professions. This level of expertise helps improve care transitions by ensuring a more robust discharge plan for patients to ensure length of stay reductions and readmissions. The application deadline is February 15 in order to test in April-June. Apply Today >>>

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. The next application deadline is February 15 in order to test in April-June. Get Certified Today >>>

Physician Advisor Standards of Practice and Scope of Services Announced

The Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM) releases formal standards to meet the current needs of case management, specifically, the changing and expanding Physician Advisor Role. APLCM worked collaboratively with the American Case Management Association to develop these standards. A formal announcement will be made at the ACMA/APLCM Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference on Friday, November 15 in Miami. Visit the APLCM webpage for more information. Press Release. >>>

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