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

Join us for the 20th Annual ACMA Southern California Chapter Conference to be held on March 9, 2024 at the Hilton Anaheim. 

The event will be an opportunity to share knowledge and learn with case management and transitions of care professionals in health care. Take advantage of this unique professional development event right in our backyard and improve patient outcomes.

If you would like to be added to our email list for information on this event, please complete this form.

If you are interested in presenting at a future conference, please submit your presentation here

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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ACMA Announcements
Join us for the 25th Anniversary ACMA National Conference, April 19-22, 2024 in Nashville, TN. Don't miss out on the most exciting case management conference of the year! Experience ACMA at National!
ACMA is now accepting presentation proposals the 2024 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, as well as select chapter conferences. Presentations must be submitted by December 4, 2023. The conference will take place in Huntington Beach, CA on November 18-20, 2024. Submit Your Presentation Now >>>
Our 2024 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference is November 18-20 in Huntington Beach, CA! Health plans and providers, this conference has everything you need. Find out more here!
Do you have a project or measurable initiative you've instituted at your organization? Have you conducted research on a current issue in the field? Share your experiences and results with your professional community! Email your proposal (or ask any questions): vmatthews@acmaweb.org. Learn More >>>
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We are now accepting presentations for upcoming ACMA chapter conferences. If you have a unique solution, intervention or strategy to improve case management, this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and be a part of ACMA's national-caliber education at the local level. There is no deadline to submit; presentations will be accepted throughout the year so you can prepare a submission as your schedule allows. Submit a presentation >>
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