Welcome to the Illinois Chapter

Chapter Information

Illinois Chapter (est. 2001)

Represents Case Management nurse and social work professionals who reside or work in Illinois.

Yearly Chapter Dues: None 

2018 / 2022 CHAPTER OF MERIT
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Annual Meeting

Join your peers at the 22nd Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference for the Illinois Chapter on September 17, 2022 at the Marriott Chicago O'Hare. 

Stay tuned for updates! 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.

Dialysis: Pediatric and Adult

The Dialysis Dance:  Medical Overview, Care Management, and Revenue Capture

Brought to you by a partnership between Dialyze Direct, ACMA Illinois, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Date: Saturday, March 25th

Location: Elmhurst Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Rd, Elmhurst, IL – Oak Room

Time: 7:30am-12:15pm

Highlights: Breakfast and light refreshments

3.0 CE’s applied for RN/SW/CM

Cost: $20 for Members, $30 non-members

Registration: https://form.jotform.com/230195896767171

Speakers: Susan Markovich, MBA, RN, CNN; SVP Clinical Services, Dialyze Direct

Jessica Whittington, MSN, APRN, CPNC-AC; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Kidney Disease, Lurie Children’s Hospital


7:30 – 8:15 am

Registration and Networking

8:15 – 8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

8:30 am

CKD/AKI and Dialysis in Adults

9:30 am

CKD/AKI and Dialysis in Children

10:30 – 11:10 am

Refreshments and “Day in the Life” video series

11:10 am – 12:10 pm

Transition to Transplant/Treatment, Case Management Planning and Financial Considerations


Preventing Medical Necessity Denials & Regulatory Updates

Preventing Medical Necessity Denials & Regulatory Updates

MARCH 8, 2023 12:00 TO 1:OOPM CST

Free for ACMA members, $15 for non members.

To register, enter this link into your web browser: https://form.jotform.com/223556111873152


Erin Boyd, MD, MBA, CHCQM-PhysAdv Associate CMO, Physician Advisory Services

Dr. Boyd received her medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2008 and finished her internal medicine training at UC-Davis in 2013. For the past ten years, Dr. Boyd has served as a hospitalist medical director, led utilization committees, and worked collaboratively with several independent review organizations to help facilitate appeal of payer denials for numerous hospital systems.


Melissa Buchner-Mehling, MD, CHCQM-PhysAdv

Associate CMO, Physician Advisory Services

Dr. Buchner-Mehling received her medical degree from University of Minnesota in 2001, and finished her internal medicine residency in 2004. She began practicing as a hospitalist, was active in many committees, and became a physician advisor in 2016. Dr. Buchner-Mehling has also been an ICDlO Physician Champion and CDI Physician Champion, and volunteered for medical missions in Honduras and Kenya.


  • Review how commercial insurance companies determine medical necessity as compared to Part A/B Medicare
  • Using this knowledge, review how to work denials for concurrent authorization up front to avoid rework and appeals later
  • Regulatory Updates on IPPS and OPPS

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ACMA Announcements
Join us April 21-24, 2023 in Washington, D.C. for the ACMA 2023 National Conference. Don't miss out on the most exciting case management conference of the year! Experience ACMA at National! >>
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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 >>
Save the Date! The 30th Annual National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference and 24th Annual ACMA Meeting will take place April 21-24 in Washington DC! We hope to see you there! Learn more >>>
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