Value-based care
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Achieving Success in Value-Based Care: Integrating Case Management and Technology Best Practices

BY MARY BETH NEWMAN, MSN, RN, BC-CMGT, CCM

It’s no secret that value-based care (VBC) is a significant feature of today’s healthcare ecosystem. Case managers need to understand what the value-based paradigm is all about to fully appreciate the implications for professional practice. An important piece of this is knowing why integration of both clinical and technological best practices is critical for case management success in VBC.

Association News
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Association News June 2022

The Case Management Society of America facilitates the growth and development of professional case managers across the healthcare continuum, promoting high-quality, ethical practice benefitting patients, their families and support systems. With professional development and collaboration, practical resources, tools and opportunities to influence public policy on issues vital to case managers, the value of membership in CMSA quickly adds up.

Value-based care
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The Journey of Value-Based Purchasing: Opportunities and Challenges

BY GARRY CARNEAL, JD, MA

Over the past decade, many healthcare payers have sponsored “value-based purchasing” initiatives that directly or indirectly impacted case management programs. Value-based purchasing (VBP) programs are designed and implemented by government agencies, employer groups and others to promote both quality and value.

Featured
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A Personal Leadership Journey

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.

Human resources
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Successful Tips for Submitting Your Resume in a Digital World

BY MARIANNE DiMOLA AND NADINE M. CARTER, RN, BSN, CDMS, CCM, MBA

Applying for a job can be one of the most important, yet frustrating things that you must do. The process today seems more convoluted than ever before. In this article, we hope to help you navigate and succeed in this process more easily.

Best Practices
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Education Enhances Retention

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.

Advocacy
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Destigmatizing Mental Health – What Can You Do?

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.

Advocacy
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Workplace Violence Prevention: New 2022 Standards and Legislation

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.

Featured
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The Great Exodus Hitting Case Management

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.

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