Welcome to the Ohio Chapter

Chapter Information

Represents and provides education and collaboration for Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the state of Ohio.

Annual Meeting

Event: 11th Annual Ohio Chapter Case Management Conference

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022

Session 1: The Lifelong Battle of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries Speakers: Annette Hoffman, MS, PT, Shelly Berry, BS, RRT PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Dayton   CDC reports that approximately 166 Americans die from TBI related injuries each day. During this session lifelong challenges for Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injury survivors will be presented. Discussion will also include review of anatomy and epidemiology for various types of injuries, Disorders of Consciousness and Predictors of Outcome. Levels of Care, the importance of Patient/Family Education and resources for individuals impacted by Brain Injury will be reviewed.  At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be knowledgeable about Brain Injury and have strategies for assisting patients in their care.

Session 2: Know Your Role in Older Adult Protection   Speaker: Susan Marchall Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services  Whether a seasoned professional or a brand-new advocate, you will learn how today’s older adults are being victimized. What is case management’s role? Are you a mandatory reporter? This session will explore your role in reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation suspicions, as well as the role of those to whom you might report.  Of course, the best offense is a great defense

Session 3: Case Management Collaboration to Support Cost Effective Care Speaker: Dr. Matthew Jones Hospitalist, Physician Advisor OhioHealth   Patients and healthcare systems are under increasing pressure to contain costs while maintaining efficient and high-quality healthcare delivery. The relationship between healthcare providers and insurance payers is a vital, but often overlooked, component of our healthcare delivery system. Value based purchasing of healthcare will demand a more collaborative and transparent relationships between healthcare payers, patients, and healthcare providers. Goals in this presentation will be to add to our current understanding of these important topics including the impact of Level of Care status determinations. and encourage care managers to build these important relationships between our payers and healthcare providers.

Session 4: Advocating for Solutions with Long Term Care Inappropriate Discharges  Speaker: Teresa Teeple MSW, MPA Ohio Department of Aging, Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman  Involuntary discharge is one of the program’s top complaints encountered by the Ohio Office of the State Long Term Care State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Related rights violations result in long-term care residents being inappropriately discharged to hospitals which puts residents at risk for negative outcomes such as homelessness. This presents ethical dilemmas to support core values, maintain the dignity and worth of the person and meet standards within community resources. In this interactive session, case examples will be provided. You will learn about the role of the long-term care ombudsman, how to reach and engage with your local ombudsman, and how we can help work through care issues and instances of inappropriate discharge.

Session 5: Mitigating Rehospitalization Risk: Community Facility Perspective Speaker: Kaylee Tersigni, M.A., CCC-SLP, CDP, RAC-CT Regional Vice President of Operations HealthPro Heritage Above and Beyond  Developing plans for sustainable longitudinal care is an essential yet challenging component of case management. This presentation will apply case examples and look at strategies to prevent re-hospitalizations to acute care from community facilities. Nursing care delivery and therapy aspects will be identified. Strategies and opportunities for partnerships to treat the resident in house vs. sending them to acute care will be explored.


Ohio Receives Chapter of Merit Award

Congratulations to the Board and membership of ACMA Ohio Chapter for their receipt of the 2021 Chapter of Merit Award presented at the National Conference in June of 2021. 

Election Results

The results are in!  Your May 1, 2021- April 30, 2022 elected officers are as follows:

President - Patti Klingel
President-Elect - Susan Bierlein
Treasurer - James Schwind
Secretary - Kathleen Bellamy

Members at Large 
Dawn Urso, Laura Freeman-Clark, Jennifer Bruno. Kevin Snyder, and Erika Sanso

Past President - Julie Allen

Education Chairperson:  Susan Tortora
Vendor Chairperson:  Maureen Oltman
Membership Chair: Jennifer Bruno

ACMA Announcements
Recently at the Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, ACMA President Pamela Andrews announced that ACTS (Advanced Care Transitions Simulation) has been adopted at over 100 health facilities across the country. This marks a major milestone for the inclusion of simulation and scenario-based training for professionals in case management and transitions of care. The ACTS program was developed by ACMA to improve care transitions through team-based simulations of patient scenarios. Learn how ACTS can improve care transitions at your facility >>>
The Association of Physician Leadership (APLCM), in conjunction with the American Case Management Association (ACMA), announces the creation of the Care Management Physician Certification (CMPC). Designed specifically for physician advisors and leaders in health delivery system care management, the CMPC addresses a growing need to educate and credential physicians working within care management. Learn about CMPC >>>
We hope you will join us for the 29th Annual National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference and 23rd Annual ACMA Meeting in Dallas, May 1-4 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Learn More; registration will be open soon. >>>
ACMA's podcast dedicated to case management and transitions of care professionals began its second season on March 16, 2021. Care Transitions Today brings together thought leaders from around the country for frank, meaningful conversations about contemporary issues facing case managers. Season one is currently available on all major podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes from season two. Learn more about Care Transitions Today.>>>
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. Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) validates the competency of case management administrators, managers and aspiring leaders and promotes professional practice standards. If you are not yet certified, we encourage you to apply and enhance your professional practice by putting a credential after your name. The application deadline is February 15 in order to test in April-June 2022. ACM >>> CMAC >>>
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