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National Case Management Week 2018

Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care.

National Case Management Week 2018 (NCMW 18) is October 7-13! This year's ACMA theme, Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care. was selected to emphasize the impact professionals in case management make every day. ACMA hopes you will celebrate NCMW 18 and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Across all care settings, case managers are making the difference!

In conjunction with NCMW 18, Wednesday, October 10 is ACM™ Recognition Day! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize the efforts of those case management professionals who have earned their Accredited Case Manager (ACM™) certification and those who are in the process of becoming ACM™ certified. Many organizations will choose this day to celebrate ACM professionals with a special event, congratulations or gift to recognize this important industry distinction. See the NCMW 18 Products Store for special gifts ideas.

ACMA encourages you to use this week to commend your team and recognize the importance of the case management professionals who dedicate their careers to patients and healthcare organizations.

Recognize Those Who Do More

The ACMA Fundraising Committee's recognition initiative has returned for 2018. Coinciding with National Case Management Week 2018, the program provides case management professionals an opportunity to donate a gift honoring an individual, department, chapter or organization. This program gives you a way to honor or remember those who have personally impacted you in your health care career and who daily make a difference daily in the lives of patients and all of those they touch.

When you make your contribution, your individual or group's name will be listed in ACMA's briefCASE e-newsletter and on the ACMA website for the month of October 2018. Plus, all honorees recognized will appear in the Fall issue of Collaborative Case Management Journal.

All proceeds from the fundraising program support ACMA's fundraising efforts, and as ACMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.

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ACMA Offers More Resources to Support Your Celebration, October 7-13, 2018

Let us help you promote NCMW 18 and ACM™ Recognition Day in your organization. Click on the resources below for full details.

NCMW 18 Power Point Presentation - Customize this template presentation with your own NCMW 18 plans for celebration and team recognition, and educate others about case management and its importance to your organization. This presentation can be used during a celebratory lunch or recognition ceremony.

Press Release - Educate and inform others in your organization, media or community with a template release about NCMW, ACM™ Recognition Day and your organization’s special celebration plans.

Vendor Fair Invitation - Invite area vendors and supporters to be a part of your NCMW 18 celebration.

NCMW Logo - Use ACMA’s National Case Management Week 2018 theme is “Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care” downloadable logo for use in your internal promotions.

NCMW Celebration Ideas - Get inspired by what other organizations do to honor their team during NCMW and ACM™ Recognition Day each year.

NCMW 18 Product Store - View a special selection of NCMW 18 branded products available for purchase, including party and event accessories, gifts, and many quality items for case management professionals.

Visit the 2018 NCMW Store and stock up on your case management essentials!

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Announcements

Your Gift Today Helps Patients and Families

ACMA is dedicated to transforming the nation’s health care through the power of case management. We find and fund new ways to solve problems, generate new ideas and tools and lay the framework to improve patient care outcomes across the continuum of care. To continue the critical work that we do, we rely on donations. Help ACMA advocate for you by donating on #GivingTuesday, taking place this year on November 27. Donate Today >>>

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Compass 2019 is Coming Soon: Save by December 31

Build a competent and confident care team with Compass training for 2019! This comprehensive program is designed to standardize onboarding and competency validation for case managers and physician advisors. New courses include an introduction to health plan case management, ethics and scenarios for continuum-based care. Courses are now designated as “Core” or “Specialty” to highlight learning applicable to case managers in multiple settings across the continuum of care, with additional learning focused on the unique needs of specific specialties, such as pediatrics, health plans and advanced/leadership training. Purchase upgrade or learn more today>>>.

Save the Date: 2019 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference

The 2018 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference took place early November in Huntington Beach, California! Case management leaders and physician advisors from across the country gathered to collaborate, network and move case management forward. Follow #ACMAleadership on social media to see all the action that took place. We hope you'll join us next year, November 14-17, 2019 in Miami, Florida!

New Simulation Program for Value-Based Results

ACMA leads the practice by introducing Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS). This simulation program will transform orientation and professional development for your case management team. ACTS is focused on improving care transitions through assessment, communication, planning and collaboration. It leverages unique, team-based simulations of patient scenarios and enhances care coordination and critical thinking. Enhance case management and impact your system with ACTS. >>>

Congress Passes Opioid Bill, President to Sign

Great news from Washington! With your support, Congress took a historic step in the fight against the opioid epidemic. On Wednesday, October 4, Congress approved the comprehensive opioids response package, sending the bill to President Trump for his signature and enactment into law. Read more here >>>

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