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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

Close the Medicare Observation Coverage Gap

Thanks to all of you who raised your voice to support the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act and our campaign to close the observation status coverage gap in Medicare. With your help more than 1,000 of your peers have signed the petition! But the work is not done. We need more. If you have signed the petition, we encourage you share this initiative with your colleagues. In addition, you can take further action and connect with your federal representatives. We've made it easy for you!
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March is National Professional Social Work Month

Every day, the nation's 680,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. Be sure to celebrate by acknowledging one another and taking pride in knowing that YOU make a big difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Want to become an Accredited Case Manager (ACM) in Social Work? Read more here. Want to recognize a social worker or organization that has impacted you? Learn how here.

2019 ACMA National Conference: Seattle | April 13-17

Reserve your spot today for the leading case management event of the year in Seattle. Network with thousands of your peers and fellow case management and transitions of care professionals to exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new ideas and best practices. Secure your spot and your savings today! Register by March 19>>>

ACMA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT OF CMAC

ACMA has acquired and is now managing the Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC). Originally developed and launched by the Center for Case Management in 2000, the purpose of the CMAC certification is to measure the competence of case management administrators, managers, supervisors and leaders. Read more. >>>

ACMA Announces Transitions of Care Standards

ACMA and 15 collaborating organizations publish National Transitions of Care Standards and a Consensus Measures Crosswalk. ACMA announces the first multi-setting, interprofessional National Transitions of Care Standards endorsed by an Executive Steering Committee composed of representation from payer, provider, and other organizations. To learn more about how your organization can take the Transition of Care Standards self-assessment, click here. >>>

New Online Continuing Education in the CE Center

Have you checked out the CE Center in the members-only section online lately? We have four new continuing education opportunities available for you! New topics include: (1) Data-Driven Performance with Dashboards (2) CMS TWO-Midnight Rule: Developing and Sustaining a Team Approach to Accurate Admission Orders (3) Centralized Utilization Review (4) Reducing Readmissions: A New Approach to Transitional Care Planning. These free CEs are a key benefit of your ACMA membership. Log into the members-only section today to fulfill your CE requirements. Get New CEs >>>

Are You on Board? Compass 2019 has ARRIVED!

Creating a case management team that is consistent and confident with ever-changing regulations and practice standards can be a daunting goal. However, it can be done with annually updated online training. Currently in use at over 1,100 hospitals with more than 31,000 users, Compass courses are updated each year for case managers and physician advisors across multiple care settings. Streamline your onboarding and competency validation around regulations and national standards of practice today. Compass 2019 is now available. Watch a video to learn more and subscribe now. >>>

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. >>>

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