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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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Submit Your Proposal: 2019 Leadership and PA Conference

Do you have a unique solution, intervention or strategy to improve care management? What tips and best practices could you share with case management, care transitions and physician advisor/leaders to implement into their practice? Share your knowledge at the 2019 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, November 14–17, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. The deadline is February 12. Submit Your Proposal >>>

Attend Engaging Sessions Based on Your Focus in Seattle

The 2019 ACMA National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference, April 13–17, in Seattle will offer a remarkable opportunity to connect with fellow case managers, to learn and grow professionally and to network among a devoted community. The event will offer a complete professional development experience across a number of practice settings. Based on your area of focus, the program is organized via eight practice settings. Peruse all of the high-quality content that you have to choose from! Get early registration savings: Register by February 8 >>>

ACM Workshop: Register by February 6

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 6. 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 9 and February 16. To learn more and/or register, click here. >>>

Are You on Board? Compass 2019 Launches in 3 Weeks

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 will be available February 1. 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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