Welcome to the Maryland Chapter

Chapter Information

The ACMA Maryland Chapter, established in 2003, represents Nurses, Social Workers, Physician Advisors, Nurse Practitioners, Community Health Workers, Case Management Assistants and other professionals who work in case management and transitions of care and who reside and/or work in Maryland, Delaware, DC or West Virginia.

ACMA national and Maryland Chapter membership allows you to better connect with case management professionals, gain access to resources in Maryland and surrounding states, while still ensuring you have access to the innovative resources and research available through ACMA's nationwide network of 8,000+ case management and transitions of care professionals.

Chapter Dues: Free with National ACMA membership

The Chapter of Excellence program defines outstanding chapter performance by outlining the standards of practice for optimal chapter operation. Chapters achieve these awards by demonstrating performance in the key areas of chapter operations and attaining specific growth and development benchmarks.

Chapter of Excellence achievement:  2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 

Proud winners of the ACMA National Award for 2019 Highest Attended ACMA State Chapter Conference in the Nation!!!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our committees or would like to host, present or suggest a speaker/topic for an educational event, please email: 

Annual Meeting

20th Annual ACMA Maryland Chapter Conference
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD

Pre-Conference Event: Friday, September 9, 2022

Help us Celebrate 20 Years of Networking, Education, Collaboration and Fun!!

If you have any ideas for topics or speakers please contact Education Committee:
Edwin Espiritu, Co-Chair:       eespiritu@umm.edu
Leigh Hunter,    Co-Chair:       LFHunter@frederick.health

ACMA MD Chapter Newsletter - Keep Up-to-Date on ACMA News!

Click here to read:
ACMA MD Chapter Winter 2022 Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:
Page 2
: ACMA Trivia Night - February 17th
Page 3: Celebrate Social Work Month Webinar: Unleashing The Untapped Potential In Social Workers In Healthcare - Everyone invited! March 16th
Page 4: Social Work Focus Group
Page 5: National Conference May 1-4, 2022
Page 6: Justification letter for National conference
Pages 7-9: Conference: Partnering to Understand & Manage Challenging Behaviors in Healthcare Settings - June 18th
Page 10: Medicare Updates
Page 11: Save the Date: 20th Annual ACMA MD Chapter Conference
Pages 12-13: October 2021 National Leadership Conference/Chapter President's Meeting
Pages 14 & 15: ACMA News
Pages 16 - 23: Article - Resilience During COVID-19: Strengthening Teams Through Times of Crisis
Page 17FREE CEU's for ACMA Members!!


Partnering to Understand Manage Challenging Behaviors in Healthcare Settings


4409 East-West Hwy, Riverdale, MD

9 am to 4 pm

4.5 CEUs for SW, RN, ACM, CCM -- 3 Ethics CEUs
Presenter: Orlando Wright PhD, LCSW-C
Director, Partnerships & Innovations
American Society of Addiction Medicine

Presenter: Maureen Charlton BSW, CVW, CADDCT 
Director of Memory Support Services & Programming
Ingleside at King Farm

Presenter: Kelly Arthur BS, CDT
Project Manager

Abstract: As our environment has become more isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, behavioral challenges have markedly increased- not only for patients, but for families. This presentation employs a collaborative stance with patients and families to increase effective interactions and problem-solving skills. Utilizing the correct mindset of person-centered care through the lens of dementia awareness and within an ethical framework, the group will learn to identify challenging behaviors and develop creative strategies to lessen or eliminate the behaviors. We will share insights on partnerships to success for behavioral health through knowledge of medication and its effects, validated tools and resources, and necessary communication across the continuum of care in all healthcare settings.

Use this link to register for this Live Conference: Online Registration Only

9-9:45 am           Registration, Exhibitor & Chapter Networking
9:45-10 am         Welcome & Announcements
10-11:30 am       Strategies for Working with Patients and Families
11:30-12:30pm   Lunch, Exhibitor & Chapter Networking
12:30-2:00 pm    Managing Dementia Behavior Challenges in Healthcare Settings
2:00-2:10 pm      Break
2:10-3:10 pm      Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges: How Can We Do It Together?
3:10-3:40 pm      Panel Discussion
3:40-3:50 pm      Closing

Who should attend:
Case Managers, Nurses, Social Workers, Physicians, CHWs, and others working in:
Skilled Nursing Facilities & Long-Term Care
Adult & Pediatric Hospitals, Clinics
Physician Office Practices
Assisted Living Facilities
Acute Rehab Centers & Home Health Care
Adult Day Care & PHP
Long Term Acute Care Hospitals
Behavioral Health and Addictions
Dialysis Centers
Social and Human Services Agencies

Cost for Seminar:
ACMA Members: $50.00
Non-ACMA Members: $70.00

Join ACMA here https://www.acmaweb.org/pages/membership/join.aspx

Conference includes: 3 sessions, panel discussion, CEUs, lunch, and door prizes.

Any questions, please contact:
Margie Hackett margie.hackett@jhmi.edu
Janet Blondo Jblondo2@gmail.com

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ACMA Announcements
Save the Date! The 30th Annual National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference and 24th Annual ACMA Meeting will take place April 22-25 in Washington DC! We hope to see you there! If you're interested in presenting at this event, we are now accepting proposals. Learn more >>>
The 2022 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference (LPAC) will be an opportunity to share knowledge and learn with physicians and case management leadership. Gain new strategies when you join your peers from across the country to discuss advancing patient care. Cosponsored by ACMA and the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM), the conference will take place November 16-18 in New Orleans.Click here to learn more >>>
ACMA is proud to announce the election of six new members to our National Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming President-Elect Patricia Velky, RN, MBA, MS, BSN, ACM-RN, CPHQ, FABC; Colleen Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, CCM, ACM-RN, CMAC; Karen Vanaskie, DNP, MSN, RN, ACM-RN, CCM, RN-BC, BCPA, CMAC; Patricia Blaisdell, MA, MS, FACHE; Lynn Bree, MHA, CMAC, CPHQ; and Nicole Cornell, BSW, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW. Thank you to each of the candidates who were willing to run for election. ACMA continues to be fortunate in having many qualified professionals who can and are willing to volunteer their leadership expertise. Read More About the New Board Members >>>
ACMA’s Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) is a transformational learning experience focused on improving care transitions through team communication, planning and collaboration. ACTS leverages unique team-based simulations that teach nurse and social work case management teams critical thinking skills in patient assessments and care coordination across the continuum. Both novice and experienced staff will be challenged by ACTS simulations. Currently, ACTS is used in 131 facilities nationwide by over 1,000 trainees. Over 175 ACTS Educators have been trained to deliver simulation. Watch a video to learn more about the Advanced Care Transitions Simulation program >>>
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 by over 2,000 case management teams across the nation, Compass courses are updated each year for case managers and physician advisors across multiple care settings. Join over 51,000 clinicians using Compass! Watch a video to learn more and subscribe now. >>>
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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