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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

CMS Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet - COVID-19


Posted on: 3/15/2020

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fact sheet detailing the waivers available under the Emergency Declaration announced on Friday. View Full Posting

CMS Develops Additional Code for Coronavirus Lab Tests


Posted on: 3/6/2020

On March 5, 2020, CMS released information on a second Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases. View Full Posting

CMS Issues Updates on the MOON, Important Message and Detailed Notice Discharge


Posted on: 1/17/2020

The MOON, Important Message and Detailed Notice of Discharge are three CMS required forms well known to hospitals and health systems case management practice. These three forms were recently updated. Please review a brief synopsis below View Full Posting

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

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 >>>

ACMA, CCMC Collaborate to Support Case Manager Professional Development

On June 2, ACMA announced a collaborative agreement with the Commission for Case Manager Certification to recognize their respective continuing education offerings. This collaboration will improve access to professional development and continuing education offerings for tens of thousands of case managers across the country. Read the Press Release >>>

2020 Virtual Conference Registration Now Open!

Join us from your home or office for our first-ever ACMA Virtual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference. Over 20 sessions on topics including Coronavirus, care coordination for pediatrics, mental health and more. ACMA members have free access to the virtual exhibit hall. Meet exhibitors and learn about their valuable services and products while clicking through the exhibit hall. Register Today! >>>

ACMA Board of Directors Statement on Discrimination and Violence

On June 4, 2020 the ACMA Board of Directors authored a statement related to the recent acts of discrimination and violence in America. Read the statement >>>

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. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

Educate Your Staff Safely and Conveniently with Compass

ACMA is here for you during this challenging and unprecedented time. Having a well-trained and knowledgeable staff is critical but is harder than ever in today's environment. Compass online learning system not only teaches and tests solid foundational knowledge in case management and physician advisory practices, but it also offers a safe pathway to standardized training, as all courses can be completed without ever leaving your facility. Now until August 1, new customers enjoy 50% off annual fees with a 3-year commitment. Learn more and subscribe now. >>>

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