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Association News
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Association News

What an exciting year it’s been here at the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). As the oldest organization focused on the growth and development of professional case managers across the healthcare continuum, CMSA is always looking to enhance the support available to case managers for high-quality, ethical practice benefitting patients, their families and support systems.

Health Equity
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More Than a Standard: DEI Woven Throughout Updated CMSA SoP

BY ALAN BOARDMAN, LMSW
The CMSA Standards of Practice (SOP) is our professional creed. The SOP expresses our collective values, goals and criteria through a unifying set of principles. Dr. Gerri Lamb states that the SOP provides a “blueprint for excellence” in case management.

Case Management Practice
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Who Are You?

BY SUSAN ROGERS, RN, MSN, CCM Many discussions have taken place over the years as to whether case management is a profession or a practice. Years ago, I would have told you it was a profession. Today – I say practice. But why? Think about this for a minute. As a…

Advance Care Planning
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A Key Hat You Must Wear

BY M. JANE MARKLEY, RN, FACHE(R) As a case manager, you have a plethora of roles, functions, and activities for which you are responsible and a large number of people with whom you must interact to effectively do your job. Simply put, you wear many hats. Your responsibilities can change from…

Litigation
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Best Practices For Case Managers To Avoid Litigation

BY CATHERINE M. MULLAHY, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM Litigation is a pervasive reality today. Unfortunately, however, many case managers seem to believe that they will never be involved in any litigation, or if it does happen, their employer will protect them. Incredibly, while we have standards of practice and processes…

Public Policy
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CMSA Public Policy In Action 2020-2021

BY JENNY QUIGLEY-STICKNEY, MSN, BSN, MHA, MA, CCM, ACM-RN, CPHM, CMSA PUBLIC POLICY CHAIR AND SUSAN PLOUGH, MSN, APRN, BC, CCM, CMSA VICE CHAIR PUBLIC POLICY In 2019, we ended our public policy calendar year at the annual conference in Las Vegas, with our Public Policy Forum focused on examining…