CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2016 - (Page 10)

CMSA Association News MAKING YOU A MORE EFFECTIVE CASE MANAGER If you are already a CMSA member, you know that CMSA membership provides exclusive opportunities for continuing education and career networking, 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 IT'S A NEW YEAR; WHO CAN YOU NOMINATE? There are several great CMSA awards that you or someone you know can apply for today-awards that help elevate the case management field as a health care practice. The CMSA awards program was established to pay special tribute to those individuals or organizations that have demonstrated distinguished service to the case management profession or association management. The nominations period is open now for the following honors: * Case Manager of the Year (CMOY) * Award of Service Excellence (AOSE) * Case Management Research Award (CMR) * Case Management Practice Improvement Award (CMPI) Start thinking about who you could nominate; nominations are due by February 14 or March 15 depending on the award. Visit to learn more and start the nomination process! The Case Management Foundation- charitable, not-for-profit organization created to support education, research and professional development for case management professionals-sponsors CMSA's Award for Case Management Research and Award for Case Management Practice Improvement each year. Learn more about the Case Management Foundation at  CMAG COPD NOW AVAILABLE CMSA'S NATIONAL BOARD ELECTION If you are a current member of CMSA, you have the unique and important opportunity to elect the future leaders who will determine the direction and strategic initiatives of your association! CMSA voting is a privilege to all members. On February 15, an email will be sent out to all CMSA members from with the subject line: CMSA's 2016 Board of Directors Ballot. This is your opportunity to have a voice in CMSA's future by voting for the candidates who will represent you and your association over the next three years. Please take the time to vote. If you missed this email, there will be additional notices mailed throughout the voting period. If you have any questions, please contact CMSA National at 800-216-2672 or 10 CMSA TODAY Issue 2 * 2016 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 principals to specific disease states and patient populations. Visit showLandingPage/a/10442/p/p-0025/t/page/fm/4 to download your complimentary copy today! CMSA'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO Long Beach, CA | June 21-23, 2016 Join CMSA leaders and health care professionals from across the care continuum this summer in Long Beach, CA, as we enhance, enable, engage, and empower one another. CMSA's 26th Annual Conference & Expo is the sole health care event designed to deliver clinical, professional, regulatory, and personal growth for care and case management professionals. Registration is open now for the case management event you and your career truly can't afford to miss! Learn more and register today at rates increase on April 1.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2016

President's Letter
Association News
CMSA Corporate Partners
Index of Advertisers
The Ever-Changing Concept of Patient-Centered Care
Integrating and Coordinating Specialty Behavioral Health Care with the Medical System

CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2016