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Trump Administration Implements New Reporting and Testing Requirements


Posted on: 8/26/2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced another sweeping round of regulatory changes impacting providers across the continuum of care. View Full Posting

CMS Issues Informational Bulletin on Medicaid Reimbursement Strategies to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Facilities


Posted on: 8/25/2020

Medicaid Informational Bulletin (CIB) provides guidance to states on flexibilities that are available to increase reimbursement for nursing facilities. View Full Posting

Trump Administration and CMS Announce Rural Health Initiatives


Posted on: 8/13/2020

CMS CHART Model aims to improve rural health and telehealth access. View Full Posting

HHS To Begin Distributing $10 Billion in Additional Funding to Hospitals in High Impact COVID-19 Areas


Posted on: 7/24/2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding. View Full Posting

Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19


Posted on: 7/22/2020

President Trump announces several new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19 View Full Posting

CMS Ends Emergency Blanket Waivers for Nursing Home Staffing, Attempts to Reduce Clinician Burden and More...


Posted on: 6/30/2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a series of announcements at the end of June impacting acute-care, SNFs, LTC and Transitions of Care professionals View Full Posting

Trump Administration Unveils Enhanced Enforcement Actions Based on Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspection Results


Posted on: 6/3/2020

CMS is increasing penalties after thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. View Full Posting

Trump Administration Guidance to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes, Additional CMS Waivers, Medicare Payment for COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests and more


Posted on: 5/20/2020

CMS releases a flurry of informational updates, waivers, and guidelines related to COVID-19 public health emergency View Full Posting

CMS Develops Best Practices Toolkit to Combat COVID-19 for Nursing Homes


Posted on: 5/14/2020

CMS released a new toolkit developed to aid nursing homes, Governors, states, departments of health, and other agencies who provide oversight and assistance to these facilities, with additional resources to aid in the fight against the coronavirus disease View Full Posting

CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes


Posted on: 5/4/2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new independent Commission that will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. View Full Posting

Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic


Posted on: 5/1/2020

CMS hospitals without walls, telehealth, workforce augmentation and patients over paperwork addressed. View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: Federal Court Orders Appeal Rights on "Observation Status" Issue for Certain Medicare Hospital Patients


Posted on: 3/25/2020

Latest U.S. District Court ruling provides additional evidence for the need to change the Medicare Observation Status. View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: COVID-19 CMS and Telehealth Guidance


Posted on: 3/18/2020

CMS Guidance for PACE and Telemedicine View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: COVID-19 Capitol Hill Initiatives


Posted on: 3/17/2020

Further observation of Capitol Hill initiatives as legislators prepare relief packages for individuals and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: COVID-19 Response Package


Posted on: 3/16/2020

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill prepare relief packages for individuals and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus View Full Posting

Announcements

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 >>>

Watch Sessions & Earn Continuing Education Credits

Get your CEs by participating in the 2020 ACMA Virtual National Conference to meet your license or ACM, CMAC and CCM renewal needs. Up to 28.8 contact hours are available for RNs and SWs. ACM, CMAC and CCMs earn up to 24.0 recertification credits. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits also available. Preview Sessions >>> | Register Here >>>

Are You Ready for National Case Management Week?

National Case Management Week 2020 (NCMW2020) is October 11-17! 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 Transitions Through Care, Expertise and Integrity. ACMA hopes you will celebrate NCMW 2020 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! >>> | Gear Up! >>>

FREE! Collaborative Case Management: Special COVID-19 Issue

ACMA has launched a new special issue of "Collaborative Case Management," a peer-reviewed journal exclusively for members. Inside, industry partners from across the country share their insights into battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts provide you with tools, resources, ideas and experiences covering all aspects of the continuum of care. Not a member of ACMA? We've still got you covered. This special issue is free to download to provide you a sampling of all that ACMA membership has to offer. Read it Today! >>>

Compass Mid-Year Course Release

Compass has just released a new course, Case Management Emergency Preparedness, which was developed to support and train case management staff and leadership on essential aspects of emergency preparedness, including lessons-learned with COVID-19 case studies. Current compass users can simply log-in to your dashboard to access the new course. If you're not a Compass subscriber, learn more about the product.>>>

Fall ACM Certification Review Webinar

Register now for the ACM Certification Review Workshop, taking place on October 17 and October 24. All resources are developed by seasoned case managers and designed exclusively for ACM Certification exam prep. Learn more and register. >>>

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 November 15 in order to test in January-March 2021. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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