CMSA Today - Issue 4, 2016 - (Page 8)

CMSA Association News CMSA'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO Long Beach, CA | June 21-23, 2016 If you're reading this onsite in Long Beach, give yourself a pat on the back! You've made the great decision to join CMSA leaders and healthcare professionals from across the care continuum as we enhance, enable, engage and empower one another. CMSA's 26th Annual Conference & Expo is the sole healthcare event designed to deliver clinical, professional, regulatory and personal growth for care and case management professionals. If you're reading this before the conference, you're in luck: registration is still open for the case management event you and your career truly can't afford to miss! Learn more and register today at MEMBERSHIP: WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? If you are already a CMSA member, you know that CMSA membership provides exclusive opportunities for continuing education, career networking and peer support, as well as consistent industry news and resources that only CMSA can deliver. And, you're already seeing the benefits pay off! If you're not yet a member and have a case/care manager, care coordination, social work or other related practice, you know that you're required to keep up with clinical and professional knowledge that affects your daily work. Why not blend the two, pairing your ongoing professional needs with the only organization across the care continuum providing them? Learn more about how CMSA membership can make you the most efficient, effective and competitive professional you can be at Member Benefit Highlight: Career & Knowledge Pathways CMSA's Career & Knowledge Pathways (CKP) educational program fills a longstanding gap in case management education. Theoretical content has been available for many years, but practical instruction of basic concepts of case management, as well as skills opportunities, have been left to the individual case manager and employers to determine and deliver. These circumstances have led to great variation in educational quality, content, and case management skill sets across the healthcare continuum. The debut CKP course, CMSA Standards of Practice: The Foundation for Professional Excellence in Coordination of Care Across the Continuum, was developed by thought leaders in case management to contribute to the basic understanding of the standards that govern your practice. And, CMSA members receive a program discount! To view the CKP gaming simulation in action, test your Standards skills and download program information, visit 8 CMSA TODAY Issue 4 * 2016 UPDATED CMAG COPD AVAILABLE The new version of CMAG COPD is now available! CMAG's evidencebased assessment tools provide case management professionals with updated assessment and intervention tools to improve patient medication and treatment adherence. Disease-specific chapters provide case managers with more in-depth information on how to apply the CMAG principles to specific disease states and patient populations. Visit http://solutions.cmsa. org/acton/media/10442/casemanagement-adherence-guidedisease-states to download your complimentary copy today! CONNECT WITH THE CMSA COMMUNITY ONLINE If you'd like to communicate with other case managers and healthcare industry professionals across the country, connect with CMSA on LinkedIn™, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! CMSA's LinkedIn™ Group alone has more than 16,500 members, where new discussions emerge daily. We look forward to seeing you there! Facebook: /cmsanational Twitter: @CMSANational LinkedIn: Search "CMSA" Pinterest: /CMSANational

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 4, 2016

President’s Letter
Association News
CMSA Corporate Partners
Triple Aim Requires Case Management “Target” Practice
Finding the “Right” Care Management System: “Must Have” Requirements + Structured Demonstration Process
Understanding the Health Insurance Appeals Process for Case Managers
Keeping the “Professional” in Professional Case Management
Patients Get Better Care When Doctors, Hospitals and Insurers Share a Common Interest
Index of Advertisers

CMSA Today - Issue 4, 2016