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FDA Revises Draft Guidance on Hospital and Health System Drug Compounding

For COOs, pharmacy staff, licensing & certification staff

Posted on: 10/11/2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued revised draft guidance on hospital and health system compounding under section 503A, updating draft guidance released in 2016. View Full Posting

Medicare-Dependent Hospital COVID-19 Waiver: Modification


Posted on: 10/11/2021

CMS modified the current COVID-19 blanket waiver for Medicare-Dependent Hospitals (MDHs) to include hospitals that became newly classified during the Public Health Emergency (PHE) without application of this waiver. View Full Posting

CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access


Posted on: 7/16/2021

CMS is proposing changes to address the widening gap in health equity highlighted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) View Full Posting

HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills


Posted on: 7/10/2021

The first in a series of regulations aimed at shielding patients from increased financial hardships stemming from surprise medical bills View Full Posting

Registration Open - The HQRP - Understanding the Composite Quality Measure Webinar


Posted on: 5/28/2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET View Full Posting

Cognitive Impairment: Medicare Provides Opportunities to Detect & Diagnose


Posted on: 5/28/2021

Medicare covers a separate visit for a cognitive assessment to thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning. View Full Posting

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

Announcements

Celebrate National Case Management Week!

National Case Management Week 2021 #NCMW is here! Join us as we recognize and show appreciation for case management and transitions of care professionals across the country. This year's ACMA theme is Case Management: Care, Compassion, Community. ACMA hopes you will celebrate NCMW 2021 and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Across all care settings, case managers are making the difference! Celebrate NCMW! >>> | Discounts! >>>

Call for Poster Abstracts - Now Open

The application period for poster abstracts is now open. Have you accomplished a case management process improvement project? Have some research or evidence-based initiatives you want to share with a national audience? Present your information in this informal yet professional forum at the 2022 ACMA National Conference. Deadline to submit abstracts is November 11. Submit Your Abstract >>>

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 >>>

Case Management Physician Certification (CMPC)

The Association of Physician Leadership (APLCM), in conjunction with the American Case Management Association (ACMA), announces the creation of the Care Management Physician Certification (CMPC). Designed specifically for physician advisors and leaders in health delivery system care management, the CMPC addresses a growing need to educate and credential physicians working within care management. Learn about CMPC >>>

ACMA Podcast - "Care Transitions Today" Season 2

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

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 August 15 in order to test in October-December 2021. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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