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Collaborative Case Management

The Official Publication of the American Case Management Association

Collaborative Case Management is a peer reviewed quarterly publication for health delivery system and transitions of care (TOC) case management professionals. Articles focus on solutions to current issues - successful strategies, innovative interventions, effective tools - the education needed by Case Managers and Physician Advisors to enhance their practice.

The most current issue is available in the Member's Only section of this site, and certain articles are periodically made available to non-members.
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ACMA National Hospital Case Management Survey

Caseload data from 2019 National Hospital CM Survey

The flagship project of ACMA practice research in Hospital Case Management, the Survey is conducted through a biennial randomized study of over 400 hospital Case Management departments, and produces 95% confidence level data on over 75 elements of the practice. The data has been used in countless organizations around the country for benchmarking, resource justification and practice improvement. ACMA conducts and publishes extensive secondary research combining Survey data with sources, such as CMS-reported outcomes data.
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ACMA Standards of Practice & Scope of Services for Health Care Delivery

For over 20 years, ACMA has supported case management professionals, the patients they serve and their families by establishing and defining benchmarked standards and scope of services. As case management has evolved, the scope of responsibilities has increased and become more complex. Case management has come to be seen as capable of producing positive solutions and outcomes for a wide variety of needs across many care settings.

Mirroring the collaborative nature of the case management profession, ACMA has worked jointly with our National Board of Directors, industry experts and multiple organizations across various care settings to provide essential and comprehensive standards of practice in the following areas:

Case Management Standards of Practice and Scope of Services

Physician Advisor Standards of Practice and Scope of Services

Transitions of Care Standards and Implementation


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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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