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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

Public Policy Committee Update: ACMA goes to Washington

Bills would count observation toward SNF benefit, reform the RAC, and aid highest risk patients

Posted on: 10/8/2014

On September 30, a cadre of 15 case management professionals, including members of ACMA’s Public Policy Committee, descended upon Washington, DC for two days to promote three specific pieces of legislation... View Full Posting

Announcements

Close the Medicare Observation Coverage Gap

Thanks to everyone who raised their voice to support the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act and our campaign to close the observation status coverage gap in Medicare. With your help more than 3,200 of your peers have signed the petition! If you signed the petition, we encourage you share this initiative with your colleagues. In addition, you can take further action and connect with your federal representatives. We've made it easy for you!
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Happy National Case Management Week!

Let ACMA help you celebrate YOUR week! Give here “in memory of” or “in honor of” case managers who have impacted you and/or who daily make a difference in the lives of their patients. Make your gift matter! A donation now - during October’s NCMW celebration – allows you to link your gift with an affirmation of support honoring someone special. Every gift will be recognized and gifts over $100 will also have a special certificate mailed to your honoree. Share your celebration photos here hashtag #NCMW. Take advantage of special offers good only this week: Apply here using promo code NCMW2019 and receive 20% off plus an entry to win a free self-assessment exam. Have a great week! You deserve it!

Time is Running Out: Poster Submissions Due October 25

If you have attended an ACMA National Conference before, perhaps you’ve checked out the poster sessions that take place in the exhibit hall. This opportunity at the premier case management event of the year is informational, informal and provides you the unique space to share your learnings and network with other attendees. Will your poster be recognized for best practice or the most innovative topic at the 2020 ACMA National Conference, April 6–9 in Chicago? The deadline to submit your poster is Friday, October 25. Learn More >>>

5 Steps to Ensure Your Patients and Care Team are Prepared for Change

As case managers, we live in a world of constant change. No matter where these changes come from—our supervisors, hospitals or clinicians—there’s always going to be another one that catches us off guard. Many leaders assume change will cause mistakes, missed deadlines and are just the cost of doing business. They treat change as an unavoidable occurrence rather than asking an important question we’ll be addressing this year at the 2019 Leadership and Physician Conference in Miami: How do we pivot with the change in the case management industry? Get five simple questions to ask before you and your care team tackle your next week, project or case load. Read More >>>

Celebrate National Case Management Week

October 13-19 is National Case Management Week and ACMA has everything you need to celebrate. Let's come together and recognize the good work we do and the good people who do it. This year's theme is Case Management: Setting New Standards for Care. ACMA is helping you set the standard for celebration and recognition by providing materials and ideas to use at your location. Learn More >>>

Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) in Action

ACMA is proud to showcase how ACTS simulation training for case managers will improve care transitions through live simulation. 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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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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