The pandemic has changed so much of what we do and how we do it, but it has not stopped CMSA from advocating for case managers everywhere. The CMSA Public Policy Committee hosted the organization’s very first Virtual Hill Visits program earlier this year, and while many were skeptical about…
BY DR. COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN
As I prepare to take office in June as the CMSA National president, I find myself reflecting on how I came to this moment.
BY EDNA B. CLIFTON, MBA, BSN, RN
Recruitment of nurses is critical to maintaining staffing requirements; however, retaining nurses is equally important. There are many reasons why nurses leave their jobs.
BY TARA N. ADAMS, LCSW, CCM
The stigma around mental health is such a difficult topic. I hesitated to take on the challenge of writing this article because, despite being a mental health professional for over 20 years, I still struggle with not being biased myself.
BY JENNY QUIGLEY-STICKNEY, RN, MSN, MHA, MA, CCM, ACM-RN, CPHM, CMAC
Workplace violence that occurred during the pandemic is not a new issue as it has been increasing in numbers since 2016. The pandemic, however, increased the number of instances of workplace violence due in part to two conditions that needed to be maintained for safety in the work environment: isolation and decreased ability to communicate to the healthcare team.
BY TIFFANY FERGUSON, LMSW, CMAC, ACM, AND MARIANNE DiMOLA
Although the social post was tongue-in-cheek, the national evidence of short-staffed departments across the country is evident. Nurses, social workers, therapists, advanced practice providers, etc. are leaving in droves for a better opportunities.
BY KATIE BOSTON-LEARY, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, AND KATHY DRISCOLL, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CCM
Healthcare professionals continue to face unimaginable stress, exhaustion and burnout, and they need support to remove or mitigate stressors and tools to help them cope.
BY RAJITHA BOMMAKANTI, BSN, RN-CCM Case managers are an integral part of the healthcare team. Their roles are crucial in preventing readmissions and coordinating services for patients and their families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, inadequate resources in the community, overloaded caseloads and intensive care units being at maximum capacity have put…
BY DR. MERCEDES WILLIAMS, DBH, MPH/ID, LMSW, CCM Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiation in 2010, case management has continued to evolve. State case managers are support coordinators in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) arena. I/DD are disorders that present at birth, specifically before the age of 18. These…
BY BUSHRA HASSAN, MBA, RD, LDN Food insecurity is an issue plaguing America that has only increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Nutrition Journal, nearly 15% of U.S. households—and almost 18% of households with children—reported food insecurity early in the COVID-19 pandemic (https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12937-021-00732-2.pdf). Before the pandemic, approximately…