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CMS Announces Final Discharge Planning Rule: Compliance due by Nov. 29


Posted on: 11/16/2019

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Congress Passes Opioid Bill, President to Sign


Posted on: 10/4/2018

Great news from Washington! With your support, Congress took a historic step in the fight against the opioid epidemic... View Full Posting

Legislators Expected to Vote on Final Opioid Bill Starting Tomorrow


Posted on: 9/27/2018

ACMA members are encouraged to contact legislators as soon as possible and urge them to vote for H.B. 6. View Full Posting

Senate Passes Opioid Legislation


Posted on: 9/18/2018

In a 99-1 vote yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan package of 70 bills to combat the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths. The package includes… View Full Posting

Senate Poised to Pass Comprehensive Opioid Legislation Next Week


Posted on: 9/13/2018

On Monday, the Senate is expected to pass the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018—a bipartisan package of over 70 proposals recommended by five different committees... View Full Posting

Urban Institute Study Shows Health Insurance Coverage Increases


Posted on: 7/17/2018

On July 1st, the Urban Institute announced the findings of a study that examined the change in the number of uninsured in America... View Full Posting

Covering Observation Stays Toward 3 Day Stay Requirement


Posted on: 5/29/2018

Members of Congress Joe Courtney and Glenn Thompson submitted a letter to Ways and Means Committee members last week in support of bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1421... View Full Posting

Secretary of Health and Human Services Confirmed by Senate


Posted on: 1/25/2018

Yesterday, the Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Alex Azar, a former Eli-Lily executive, to become the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)... View Full Posting

Federal Government Reopens After Weekend Shutdown


Posted on: 1/24/2018

President Trump signed a short-term spending bill early this week that will fund the government through February 8... View Full Posting

Federal Government Shutdown is Possible


Posted on: 1/19/2018

The Federal government's current funding agreement deadline is this evening. Absent a new agreement, the federal government will enter into shutdown protocols beginning Monday morning... View Full Posting

“Observation Status” Policy Moving Through Court System


Posted on: 11/28/2017

The hospital administration policy fight over “Observation Status” versus “Inpatient Status” may finally hit a boiling point this year... View Full Posting

GOP Postpones Vote on Graham-Cassidy bill


Posted on: 9/27/2017

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Update: Graham-Cassidy bill


Posted on: 9/26/2017

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Court Certifies Nationwide Class in “Observation Status” Case


Posted on: 8/4/2017

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Public Policy Committee: CMS Update


Posted on: 7/11/2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to pursue a proactive stance to protect both the Medicare trust fund and improve outcomes for beneficiaries. View Full Posting

Announcements

ADVANCED CARE TRANSITIONS SIMULATION (ACTS) 2020 - Save by December 31

Develop your team and transform your outcomes with ACTS. ACTS is a simulation-based education that bridges the gap between theory and practice, making it a perfect complement to Compass training. ACTS can help your staff improve care transitions across all care settings, reduce orientation time, expand critical thinking skills, improve interprofessional collaboration across settings, and enhance staff satisfaction.

ACTS 2020 includes new simulations scenarios and new content including ABN Part 1, ABN Part 2, Elder Abuse in emergency departments, and much more. Bundle with Compass for additional discounts. View new content.

If you are interested in learning more about ACTS, call our product sales team at 501-907-2262 or email us today.

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Compass 2020 is Coming Soon: Save by December 31

Upgrade the competency and confidence of your care team with Compass training for 2020! This comprehensive program is designed to update annual education, as well as standardize, teach, and test foundational knowledge for case managers and physician advisors. New courses include community care management, behavioral health and social determinants and more. ACMA has incorporated Transitions of Care Standards through out all content for all care settings to help improve care transitions. Bundle with Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) for additional discounts. View new content & expanded courses.

Physician Advisor Standards of Practice and Scope of Services Announced

The Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM) releases formal standards to meet the current needs of case management, specifically, the changing and expanding Physician Advisor Role. APLCM worked collaboratively with the American Case Management Association to develop these standards. A formal announcement will be made at the ACMA/APLCM Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference on Friday, November 15 in Miami. Visit the APLCM webpage for more information. Press Release. >>>

ACM Workshop: Register by February 19

Enhance your career with the ACM credential! Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to prepare for the exam. Registration for the two-part webinar series closes on Wednesday, February 19th. The five-hour course, broken into two, 2 1/2 hour sessions, will begin at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST on both Saturday, February 15 and Saturday, February 22. To learn more and/or register, click here. >>>

2020 National Registration Now Open!

Registration is now available for the 2020 ACMA National Conference, April 6-9, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. This year's conference will feature over 50 sessions and over 9 hours of dedicated networking time. Register now to save $150.
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Accredited Case Manager 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, as well as competency in the individual skills of each professional background. If you are not yet ACM certified, we encourage you to apply now and enhance your professional practice by putting the ACM credential after your name. Get Certified Today >>>

National Transitions of Care Standards Framework

ACMA recently established a transitions of care standards framework that applies to all health care settings to foster effective, high quality and efficient care transitions. Every standard presented describes both the structure and the services required to meet that standard. The standards help organizations assess, quantify and identify gaps in their current care transition work plan. This framework allows an organization to evaluate return on investment of care transitions efforts as a mechanism to reduce utilization and enhance quality and patient experience (value-based care ROI). Assess your team today. Learn More >>>

Interested in Case Management Certification?

ACMA expands its portfolio of credentials to include Case Management Administration Certification (CMAC). The CMAC will measure the competence of case management administrators, managers, supervisors and leaders, and is available to all professions. Take the next step in advancing your career by taking your case management certification exam Apply Today >>>

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