CMSA Today - Issue 8, 2015 - (Page 8)

CMSA Association News CMSA'S CAREER & KNOWLEDGE PATHWAYS (CKP) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHAT RESOURCES MAKE YOU A MORE EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL? Are you a case or care manager, care coordinator, social worker, or other related profession? If so, your practice requires you to keep up with clinical and professional knowledge that affects your daily work. CMSA membership provides exclusive opportunities for continuing education and career networking, as well as consistent industry news and resources that only CMSA can deliver. Take your career to the next level today; explore CMSA membership at CONNECT WITH THE CMSA COMMUNITY ONLINE If you'd like to communicate with other case managers and health care industry professionals across the country, connect with CMSA on LinkedIn™, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! CMSA's LinkedIn™ Group alone has more than 16,000 members, where new discussions emerge daily. We look forward to seeing you there! Facebook: /cmsanational Twitter: @CMSANational LinkedIn: Search CMSA Pinterest: /CMSANational 8 CMSA TODAY Issue 8 * 2015 Launched in June 2014, CMSA's Career & Knowledge Pathways (CKP) educational program was developed to fill 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 health care 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 and your fellow CMSA colleagues to contribute to the basic understanding of the standards that govern our practice. Based on CMSA's Standards of Practice for Case Management, this tool is a contextual learning program that covers each of the standards and gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace. Where traditional educational programs are limited in content, structure, mode of delivery, or timing, CKP uses multiple delivery methods including video, simulations, and case studies to encourage a collaborative and flexible learning experience. CKP is made up 16 modules, providing 60 hours of continuing education for nurses, social workers, and case management certification. Learn more at EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FROM CMSA'S 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Need continuing education credits for timely and relevant case management content? You're in luck, as CMSA provides a convenient, online solution to earn your credits on your own time. This year's Extended Conference features content presented at CMSA's 25th Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. Take advantage of Extended Conference to gain timely updates from industry thought leaders; also, fulfill the requirements of your employer, professional association, as well as credentialing and licensing boards, all at once! Discounts are offered to CMSA members and conference attendees from the original event. Learn more at REGISTER TODAY FOR CMSA'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO Whether you are new to the field of case management or a seasoned veteran of this impressive practice, there is one event that always brings you to the next level: CMSA's Annual Conference & Expo. Our annual conference is the sole health care event designed to deliver clinical, professional, regulatory, and personal growth for care management professionals across the health care continuum. Together, we enhance, enable, engage, and empower one another; this year, the fresh Pacific Ocean air will greet us as we gather in Long Beach, CA! Join us June 21-23, 2016, for the case management event you and your career truly can't afford to miss! Our first ever pre-registration period is open now, offering the lowest rates for this year's event. Learn more and register today at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 8, 2015

The Advantages of an Aging Workforce
The Journey to Caseload Management
Featured Resource: Need More Resources on Caseloads?
Attracting and Engaging Tomorrow’s Workforce
Featured Resource: CMSA’s State of the Industry Survey 16

CMSA Today - Issue 8, 2015