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ACMA COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Organizations

ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create worldwide concern. ACMA's COVID-19 resource center was designed to provide helpful information, resources and guidance for case management and transitions of care professionals. We encourage you to visit the resources listed 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. We are here for you and will continue to be here during the weeks and months to come. We are stronger when we learn and collaborate together.

Interested in advancing your professional development and improving patient outcomes? ACMA provides tools, resources and connections to enhance the practice of case management and transitions of care.


Pivot Crisis Response Guide


PiVoT is a comprehensive crisis response tool that provides users with step-by-step guidance for crisis preparedness designed specifically for care management and care transitions.

Based on research and contributions from case management professionals across the country, PiVoT identifies key strategies in areas of communication, staffing, system involvement, discharge, patient advocacy and resilience. This guide is vital for any organization involved in case management and transitions of care.

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Standardize Training and Validate Competency


Compass is an online learning system that standardizes training for case management departments and physician advisors. Compass establishes a common understanding of the practice for new case managers, while ensuring that tenured staff keep up-to-date with changing practice standards and federal regulations.

All subscribers now have access to the new course, Case Management Emergency Preparedness, which includes five curated modules to support and train staff and leadership on the essential aspects of emergency preparedness, including lessons-learned COVID-19 case studies.

Overview of modules:

  • Key Tenets of Emergency Preparedness
  • Supporting the Care Delivery Team’s Well-Being
  • The Change to Case Management Processes During Emergencies
  • Creative and Expanded Use of Digital Health Solutions
  • Emergency/Disaster Legislative Guidelines
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Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) is a simulation program that bridges the gap between the theory taught in Compass and the daily practice of case management. ACTS can transform both orientation and professional development for your case management team.

Four simulations have been recently adapted to provide modifications for improving care transitions through assessment, communication, planning and collaboration during COVID-19.

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CAPTURE BETTER DATA


With the increase in discharge delays, ACMA’s Compare system has implemented COVID-specific root cause codes for avoidable delays that hospitals can use at their discretion. We’ve also increased the frequency of updating benchmarks since we anticipate that the volume of delays will shift rapidly as various geographic areas manage spikes in the number of COVID cases.

Transform Your Outcomes >>

You've seen all of the ways that ACMA can help your team. We would love the opportunity to partner with your health system and build a package that is tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today and let us help your organization provide higher quality patient-centered care along the health care continuum.

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Announcements

ACTS in Over 100 Facilities

Recently at the Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, ACMA President Pamela Andrews announced that ACTS (Advanced Care Transitions Simulation) has been adopted at over 100 health facilities across the country. This marks a major milestone for the inclusion of simulation and scenario-based training for professionals in case management and transitions of care. The ACTS program was developed by ACMA to improve care transitions through team-based simulations of patient scenarios. Learn how ACTS can improve care transitions at your facility >>>

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 >>>

2022 ACMA National Conference in Dallas

We hope you will join us for the 29th Annual National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference and 23rd Annual ACMA Meeting in Dallas, May 1-4 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Learn More; registration will be open soon. >>>

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.>>>

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 February 15 in order to test in April-June 2022. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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