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Compass Continuing Education Information

Compass for Case Managers and Physician Advisors

Compass is a comprehensive training program designed to provide standardized training for case management departments and physician advisors. Compass releases new courses each annual subscription period which are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit. Subscription periods run from February 1 until January 31 the following year.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Trainees must study the educational activities and complete a post-test and evaluation form for each course to earn credit. Post-tests are automatically graded, and scores of 80% or higher are considered passing. Once all modules within a course have been successfully completed, trainees must complete an evaluation form before being provided access to the CE certificate.

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education (CE) certificates issued by ACMA are generally accepted by most professional nursing and social work organizations and state boards of nursing and social work as many licensing authorities allow for some form of CE reciprocity. ACMA has made substantial efforts to obtain appropriate providerships for enduring CE offerings; however, ACMA does not warrant that all professional organizations and/or licensing authorities will accept its CE offerings. If in doubt, individuals are advised to contact their professional licensing organizations and/or licensing authorities to confirm acceptance of one of more of the following:

ACMA IS AN APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER, OR JOINT PROVIDER, THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:

Nursing Continuing Education:
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP 15413)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (Provider #50-3523)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation through the accredited provider, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. (304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80111, (303) 799-1930, (303) 858-8848 – Fax)
Social Work Continuing Education
  • Florida Board of Social Work (Provider #50-3523)
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor #159-000900)
  • Maryland Board of Social Work Board (Board Authorized Sponsor of Category II credit hours)
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work (Sponsor #CEP-443)
  • Montana Board of Social Work (SWP/MFT/LAC/0134-2018)
  • New York State Education Department State Board (Sponsor #SW-0486)
  • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (Sponsor #4171)
  • As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 41.5 (38.5 Clinical and 3.0 Ethics) continuing education credits.
  • New Jersey Social Workers: Please contact 501-907-2262 for more information on NJ Course Approval.
Physicians
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the accredited provider, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. (304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80111, (303) 799-1930, (303) 858-8848 – Fax)

As required by the approval agencies listed above, ACMA maintains records and CE certificates for all educational activities for a minimum of 7 years after the educational activity concludes.

PLEASE NOTE:
Individuals are responsible for contacting their professional organizations and/or licensing authorities to obtain information on licensure, continuing education requirements and requirements for acceptable continuing education courses, programs and sponsors. Individuals are also responsible for verifying that the approving organizations listed above are accepted by their professional organizations and/or licensing authorities. Unless otherwise noted on the CE certificate, individuals are responsible for submitting their earned continuing education credits/certificates to the appropriate professional organizations and/or licensing authorities to maintain their individual certification(s), recertification(s), licensure(s), etc.

If ACMA’s continuing education providership status changes, this page will be updated accordingly.

Disclaimer

Compass trainees have an implied responsibility to use newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Announcements

Close the Medicare Observation Coverage Gap

Thanks to all of you who raised your 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 1,000 of your peers have signed the petition! But the work is not done. We need more. If you have 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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ACMA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT OF CMAC

ACMA has acquired and is now managing the Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC). Originally developed and launched by the Center for Case Management in 2000, the purpose of the CMAC certification is to measure the competence of case management administrators, managers, supervisors and leaders. Read more. >>>

ACMA Announces Transitions of Care Standards

ACMA and 15 collaborating organizations publish National Transitions of Care Standards and a Consensus Measures Crosswalk. ACMA announces the first multi-setting, interprofessional National Transitions of Care Standards endorsed by an Executive Steering Committee composed of representation from payer, provider, and other organizations. To learn more about how your organization can take the Transition of Care Standards self-assessment, click here. >>>

New Online Continuing Education in the CE Center

Have you checked out the CE Center in the members-only section online lately? We have four new continuing education opportunities available for you! New topics include: (1) Data-Driven Performance with Dashboards (2) CMS TWO-Midnight Rule: Developing and Sustaining a Team Approach to Accurate Admission Orders (3) Centralized Utilization Review (4) Reducing Readmissions: A New Approach to Transitional Care Planning. These free CEs are a key benefit of your ACMA membership. Log into the members-only section today to fulfill your CE requirements. Get New CEs >>>

Time is Running Out: Submit Your Proposal by February 12

Do you have a unique solution, intervention or strategy to improve care management? What tips and best practices could you share with case management, care transitions and physician advisor/leaders to implement into their practice? Share your knowledge at the 2019 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, November 14–17, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. The deadline is next Tuesday, February 12. Submit Your Proposal >>>

Are You on Board? Compass 2019 has ARRIVED!

Creating a case management team that is consistent and confident with ever-changing regulations and practice standards can be a daunting goal. However, it can be done with annually updated online training. Currently in use at over 1,100 hospitals with more than 31,000 users, Compass courses are updated each year for case managers and physician advisors across multiple care settings. Streamline your onboarding and competency validation around regulations and national standards of practice today. Compass 2019 is now available. Watch a video to learn more and subscribe now. >>>

ACM Workshop: Register by February 6

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 6. 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 9 and February 16. To learn more and/or register, click here. >>>

New Simulation Program for Value-Based Results

ACMA leads the practice by introducing Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS). This simulation program will transform orientation and professional development for your case management team. ACTS is focused on improving care transitions through assessment, communication, planning and collaboration. It leverages unique, team-based simulations of patient scenarios and enhances care coordination and critical thinking. Enhance case management and impact your system with ACTS. >>>

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