Southern California
Southern California

Welcome to the Southern California Chapter

Chapter Information

Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Benchmarking & Research

Chapter Achievements
2020 March Madness Tournament Winner
2017 Chapter of Merit

Chapter Members at ACMA National Board

National Board of Director, 2021 to 2023

National Board of Director, 2019 to 2021
Gilbert Dorado, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

Get Involved!

The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:

Please email us at membershipcommittee.socalacma@gmail.com to learn more information about the above committees.

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization. To learn more, just contact us.

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Annual Meeting

March 4, 2023
19th Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference
Valley Center, CA

Brunch and Learn: History of Medical Necessity

Brunch and Learn: History of Medical Necessity

Register on the above link.

June 17, 2023 from 10am to 12n PST
Marriott Riverside
Pablo (PAUL) Arias, RN, BSN, MIS, EJD, CMAC

For years hospitals have been held liable for a loss of payment due to a lack of medical necessity that demonstrated why a patient needed an admission to an acute level of care. Hospitals have struggled devising programs to ensure payment and most efforts were concentrated on the back end. Denial prevention begins at the point of entry.

Course Objectives:

  1. At the end of this presentation, the attendee should be able to:
  2. Define the basis of medical necessity and its history.
  3. Explore how Medicare defines medical necessity.
  4. Explain how the role of case management functions fit within the prevention of denials
  5. Briefly explain the role of the emergency department case manager in the preemptive prevention of denials.
  6. Be able to relate the evolution of evidence-based medical criteria.

2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in San Diego

Marina Village
2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

Almansor Court

Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

-SoCal ACMA's Educational Event.
2018 Dine and Learn in San Diego
2018 Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

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