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Advocacy
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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…

Care Coordination
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Organ Transplant: A Second Chance to Live

BY JANET COULTER, MSN, MS, RN, CCM The list of patients waiting for an organ transplant grows each year and significantly outpaces the availability of transplantable organs. During the pandemic, deceased-donor transplants reached an all-time high. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the private, non-profit organization that manages…

Association News
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The Benefits of Membership

IN SECTION: ASSOCIATION NEWS Making the Most of Your CMSA Membership PARTNERING WITH CMSA IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOU! The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) 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.…

President's Message
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The Time Is Now

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN This issue of CMSA Today is one of the most important of the year, and the articles are timely and relevant for patients, families, caregivers, patients’ support systems and healthcare personnel. This particular president’s message falls in line as well, given the past year…

Transitions of Care
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Recurrent Clostridioides Difficile: Building Bridges Through Transitions of Care

BY TEENA CHOPRA, MD, MPH, MATHEW LEPERA, DO, AND GLENN TILLOTSON, PhD BACKGROUND Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection is the number one cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. Additionally, it is increasingly a cause of gastrointestinal illness in the community, with more than one-third of all U.S. infections occurring outside the hospital setting. There are approximately…

President's Message
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Health Trends and Technology

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN This month’s theme is Healthcare Trends, with a special emphasis on technology. Technology…does anyone remember when a pager was the height of technology in healthcare? When electronic medical records gave us the ability to see (much less read) all the care team…

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