Launched in 2021, the Case Management Fellow (FCM™) program from the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) aims to honor distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the professional practice of case management through leadership, innovation and scholarship.
ELEVATING THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST
The Case Management Fellows represent a diverse and accomplished community of thought leaders who actively identify future trends and address critical issues affecting case management. They serve both the public and case management by advancing the standards of practice through excellence. Earning the FCM™ designation is a mark of high proficiency in the professional practice of case management, demonstrating a commitment to ongoing education and publication while establishing Fellows as influencers shaping the future of the profession.
The program is designed to acknowledge the vital role that thought leadership plays in advancing the field of case management. By identifying and celebrating these accomplished individuals, the program not only honors their achievements but also encourages others to strive for excellence in their professional journey.
WHO ARE CASE MANAGEMENT FELLOWS?
Thought Leaders and Ambassadors: FCMs are the recognized leaders of the case management community. They serve as ambassadors not only for their organizations but for the entire profession. These individuals are visionary thinkers who possess the ability to anticipate and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare and social services. Their strategic insights and innovative approaches are instrumental in driving positive outcomes for individuals and communities.
Mentors and Mentees: Mentorship is a cornerstone of the FCM™ designation. These leaders are committed to nurturing the next generation of case managers. They provide guidance, support and opportunities for growth to aspiring professionals, ensuring a bright future for the field. Through their mentorship, FCMs empower others to reach their full potential and make their impactful contributions.
Authors and Speakers: FCMs are not only practitioners but also prolific authors and speakers. They contribute to the body of knowledge in case management by publishing research, sharing best practices and presenting at conferences and seminars. Their work is instrumental in disseminating valuable information, fostering collaboration and inspiring innovation within the profession.
Trailblazers and Facilitators: At the heart of every FCM is strong leadership. They lead by example, demonstrating the highest ethical standards, compassion and dedication to their work. Their ability to facilitate change and foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams is instrumental in improving outcomes for the individuals they serve. FCMs are not merely passive observers; they are proactive in identifying emerging challenges and finding solutions.
FCMs are dedicated to serving the public and elevating the standards of practice within the profession, all while demonstrating an unwavering passion for their work. Earning the prestigious FCM™ goes beyond expertise; it reflects a commitment to lifelong learning, continuous education and the dissemination of knowledge through publications and presentations. It is a mark of excellence that distinguishes Fellows as influencers, guiding the growth and evolution of the case management profession.
- Hold a case management certification from a nationally recognized certifying body.
- Be a current member of CMSA for most recent five years.
- Minimum of 10 years in the professional practice of case management.
- Possess professional licensure or hold an advanced health and human services degree.
Being named a Case Management Fellow carries numerous benefits, both for the honoree and the profession. Here are some of the advantages:
- Prestige and Recognition: The FCM™ designation is a prestigious honor that acknowledges an individual’s outstanding contributions to the field, making them a recognized leader in case management.
- Leadership Opportunities: FCMs have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in shaping the future of case management, influencing policy and driving innovation.
- Networking: Fellows become part of a distinguished community of impact-makers, allowing for collaboration, knowledge-sharing and networking with peers who share their passion and commitment.
- Professional Growth: The FCM™ designation encourages ongoing learning, research and publication, fostering continuous professional growth and development.
- Advancing the Profession: By recognizing excellence, the program helps raise the standards of practice in case management, benefiting both professionals and the individuals they serve.
Case Management Fellows (FCM™) embody the essence of leadership, excellence and innovation within case management. Their dedication to advancing the profession, mentoring the next generation and sharing their knowledge through publications and presentations is invaluable. FCMs are not only influencers but also stewards of the profession, ensuring that case management continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape. As they champion the highest standards of practice, they make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities, leaving an indelible mark on the professional practice of case management.
As we celebrate the accomplishments of our Fellows, let us remember that their status is a testament to their unwavering commitment and impact. It is a reminder that success in case management is earned through dedication and the pursuit of excellence, not through shortcuts or financial means.
Become an FCM to honor your contributions, the values of professionalism, integrity and a commitment to improving the lives of those case managers serve. Becoming a Fellow is not a destination but a reflection of the journey you have taken in positively impacting the world of case management.
To apply to become an FCM, visit www.cmsa.org. Completed applications and the program fee must be received by January 15, 2024.