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CMS Proposes Enhancing Rural and Underserved Medical Workforce


Posted on: 4/28/2021

To support COVID-19 recovery and beyond, CMS proposes enhancing the workforce in rural and underserved areas View Full Posting

CMS Proposes Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Rule


Posted on: 4/9/2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule (CMS-1748-P) View Full Posting

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations


Posted on: 4/9/2021

What partners need to know now about reaching vulnerable populations View Full Posting

CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations


Posted on: 3/12/2021

CMS and CDC issue updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency. View Full Posting

Biden Administration Strengthens Insurance Requirements for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing


Posted on: 3/2/2021

Plans and issuers must cover COVID-19 diagnostic testing without cost-sharing and ensure providers are reimbursed for administering COVID-19 vaccines to the uninsured View Full Posting

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know


Posted on: 2/2/2021

A compilation of COVID-19 Resources from CMS View Full Posting

2021 Special Enrollment Period in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency


Posted on: 2/1/2021

In accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden, CMS announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency View Full Posting

What You Need to Know for 2021

Public Policy Webinar - February 3rd | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Posted on: 1/29/2021

Join us for a one-hour public policy webinar View Full Posting

CMS adds to ACO, ESCO resources with a care transformation toolkit, case studies, and tip sheet


Posted on: 1/7/2021

New resources highlighting strategies that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) are now available. View Full Posting

CMS Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge


Posted on: 12/2/2020

Agency outlines flexibilities to maximize Acute Hospital Care at Home, Ambulatory Surgical Centers to decompress hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. View Full Posting

ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 38.1 Effective January 1, 2021


Posted on: 12/1/2020

CDC and NCHS diagnosis code updates View Full Posting

CMS Releases Annual Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule


Posted on: 12/1/2020

Implications for Telehealth Expansion, Scope of Practice and Payments View Full Posting

CMS Takes Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Treatment


Posted on: 11/13/2020

Medicare beneficiaries can get coverage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19. Medicare to reimburse providers for the infusion costs. View Full Posting

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – November


Posted on: 11/11/2020

Updates on CMS November Stakeholder Calls and COVID-19 Toolkit View Full Posting

CMS Fact Sheet - Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care Final Rule - CMS-2408-F


Posted on: 11/9/2020

On November 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care final rule. View Full Posting

Announcements

Join Your Peers in Orlando: Early Registration Pricing has Been Extended

Register for the ACMA 2021 National Conference and secure your spot for learning, networking and discovering best practices. We are pleased to offer both an in-person and live-stream option this year so you can attend in the way that best meets your needs! Register by May 14 to save up to $150 with Early Registration pricing!
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ACMA Announces Promotion of Marlene Bober to Senior Vice President

The American Case Management Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene Bober, MHA, ACM-RN to Senior Vice President. Bober joined ACMA as Vice President of Practice Development in January of last year, leading ACMA’s certification services, oversight of the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM), the Transitions of Care Standards of Practice and served as a clinical resource for content development. At the onset of the pandemic, Ms. Bober was instrumental in developing vital resources and tools for case management professionals to help educate practitioners in the areas of legislative updates, COVID-19 protocols, emergency preparedness and self-care. Read More >>>

ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center

ACMA is committed to keeping you informed about our actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up to date via the ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center where you will find helpful information, members-only resources and guidance for case management and transitions of care specific to this evolving situation. We encourage you to visit the resource center and to lean on ACMA as your trusted source during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your work in your communities and for all you are doing to address this pandemic. Access ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center >>>

ACMA Announces New Crisis Management Guide - PiVoT™

ACMA has just released a new comprehensive crisis response tool designed specifically for care management and transitions of care. The PiVoT™ Crisis Management Guide identifies key strategies and provides step-by-step guidance in the areas of communication, staffing, system involvement, discharge planning, patient advocacy and staff resilience. Member discounts are available. Learn More >>>

ACMA Elects Three New National Board Members

ACMA is proud to announce the election of three new members to our National Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming Matthew Chappell, LCSW, ACM-SW, Jay Larrosa, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, ACM-RN and Jacqueline Moore, MSW, LCSW-C, RN, 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 the Full Press Release >>>

ACMA Podcast - "Care Transitions Today" Starts Season 2 on March 16

ACMA's podcast dedicated to case management and transitions of care professionals begins 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.>>>

ACMA National Office Has Moved

The home address of the ACMA National Office has changed. Our new physical address is 40 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR 72223. All phone and email contact information remain the same. Read the announcement >>>

Validate Your Expertise Through Professional Certification

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 May 15 in order to test in July-September 2021. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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