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About ACMA

Mission

To be THE Association for Health Care Delivery System Case Management and Transitions of Care (TOC) Professionals

(Approved April 11, 2013)

Goals

  1. Provide innovative professional development services:
    • Mentoring
    • Educational Forums
    • Resource Information
  2. Create new opportunities for networking
  3. Influence the policies, laws and other issues related to the practice of Case Management

Definition of Case Management

The ACMA's official definition of Case Management, as approved by our membership in November of 2002, is as follows:

"Case Management in Hospital/Health Care Systems is a collaborative practice model including patients, nurses, social workers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and the community. The Case Management process encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. The goals of Case Management include the achievement of optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient's right to self determination."

ACMA 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!
Take Action    Sign the Petition!  

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 >>>

Time is Running Out: Submit Your Proposal by February 12

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 next Tuesday, February 12. Submit Your Proposal >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

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. >>>

American Case Management Association
11701 W. 36th St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Phone: 501-907-ACMA (2262)
Fax: 501-227-4247