Browsing: collaboration


A Conversation With Raine Arndt-Couch, JD, MSW, LCSW/LCSW-C, CCM

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN Each month in this column we highlight an up and coming case management leader. The criteria for a nomination are that the professional has contributed to the practice of case management and has inspired others step up become leaders in their area…

Association News

Association News

CMSA HONORS CASE MANAGERS During the 2021 CMSA Annual Conference held virtually in June, the case management community was honored for their selfless, tireless and fearless work over the past year. CMSA appreciates all our case manager heroes! CASE MANAGER OF THE YEAR CMSA was proud to present the 2021 Case…

Continuum of Care

The Patient Journey Through The Continuum Of Care

BY MARIE STINEBUCK, MBA, MSN, ACM, AND TIFFANY FERGUSON, LMSW, CMAC, ACM Patient satisfaction and the prevention of readmissions are continuously discussed as quality metrics for hospital success. With an increased focus on these and other metrics to continually improve patient care, hospital systems work to improve the patient experience from pre-admission…

International Case Management

Coordinated Case Management: Improving Outcomes For Transitioning Canadian Armed Forces Members

BY MEGHAN MACDONALD, RSW, MSW, AND ANNA BOTTIGLIA, RN, BscN At present, close to 40% of Canadian veterans report difficulties transitioning from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to civilian life (LASS, 2019). Additionally, the literature on military transitions underlines the need for early intervention as critical to a member’s long-term transition success,…


Covid-19: Deepening The Conversation: Why Not Home

BY CORIN L. SCHNEIDER, MHA, MSN, RN, ACM-RN, AND DR. TIFFANY VICTOR-CASTLEBERRY, DNP, MSN, BA, RN, ACM-RN There is no doubt that COVID-19 has necessitated an environment of rapid change in the healthcare landscape, driving patient care delivery systems beyond traditional management of length of stay, bed capacity, and slower adoption of…

Value-based care

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…

Integrated Case Management

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…

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