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Association News: THE CASE MANAGER’S PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

THE CASE MANAGER’S PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY CMSA supports the professional growth of our members and the entire case manager community throughout their career. Each destination in a case manager’s career is a critical step in their educational journey, with each step building upon the previous one, creating a pyramid of knowledge…

President's Message
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Case Management in Bloom

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN I always look forward to sharing my thoughts with each of you via the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) President’s message for CMSA Today. For this edition, I experienced a dilemma: struggling with so many things to say, and yet not…

Value-based care
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The Impact of Value-Based Social Care on Health Equity

BY DAWN V. GAY, MBA-HCM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CAREADVISORS As value-based care programs are adopted across the country, it’s no surprise to healthcare providers that all predictions point to an increase in alternative payment models. Social care management that addresses economic stability, housing, food insecurity, employment and other social determinants of…

Health Literacy
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Health Literacy: Make Materials Work as Hard as You Do

BY SYLVIA ARUFFO, PhD “I tell all my patients how to do selfcare. It’s up to them whether they adhere or not.” This is the equality approach to patient education: Everyone gets the same instructions. More literate patients are likely to succeed. But patients with health literacy deficits are not. To…

Legacy Leaders
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A Conversation with Kristine Weiss Adams, MSN, CNP

BY MARY MCLAUGHLIN DAVIS, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM Each month, we will look at a case management leader recommended by one of our past CMSA presidents. Each one has contributed to the practice of case management and inspired others to step up and become leaders in their area of case management.…

Health Equity
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Identifying Health Disparities; Striving for Health Equity

BY MICHAEL B. GARRETT, MS, CCM, CVE, BCPA INTRODUCTION In light of the racial and justice issues impacting the United States that have reverberated around the world, there is a growing awareness of the impact of racism and other forms of discriminatory actions impacting the health and safety of marginalized populations.…

Integrated Case Management
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Meet the 2020 Recipient of CMSA’s ICM Training Scholarship

BY RAINE ARNDT-COUCH, JD, MSW, LCSW/LCSW-C, CCM As a healthcare social worker with over a decade of case management experience working with diverse populations across multiple practice settings, I have dedicated my professional efforts toward improving the health and well-being of individuals and populations who are most vulnerable. Rooted in fundamental…

Association News
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CMSA STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CASE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE COURSE

CMSA’s Standards of Practice for Case Management serves as a unifying force for professional case management practice by providing a common understanding and application of the case management role, process and expectations. The CMSA Standards of Professional Case Management Practice online course is made up of 16 online modules and designed to enhance knowledge…

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