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5) Revising CMSA's Standards of Practice for Case Management, with the 2016 version literally hot off the press at CMSA's 26th Annual Conference & Expo. It was a pleasure serving as co-chair with the brilliant Mary Beth Newman. Our committee comprised respected case management leaders from across the country to achieve the exceptional level of excellence of this new publication. 6) We have completed publishing and releasing our 2016 CMAG COPD revision, and I was proud to be allowed to "CMSA, just as case management itself, transcends every level of care in the full continuum." dedicate it to my father, who died from emphysema. Please download your free copy from our website (http://solutions. c m s a . o r g /a c t o n /m e d i a /10 4 42 / case-management-adherenceguide-disease-states) and read the full dedication. It still makes me cry. I know he would have been very proud. His father died from emphysema as well. 7) And we continued our political advocacy and education to policy makers in DC, which support case management to the extent that they are finally realizing we are the true healthcare reform. I am sure I have forgotten others because there were just too many to list. It's been an absolute joy bringing people together who care as much about CMSA as I do. I encourage other case managers to get involved in the CMSA community, because if you don't, then who will? We are still underrepresented at the highest levels of business and government, so we must continue to strive to be better leaders! As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." I'm excited for the incoming board and know that with your ongoing support, we will take CMSA to even greater heights! In closing, let me thank you, my case management family, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. Maya Angelou stated, "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." With gratitude I hope to have exhibited this creed over the past two years as your president. ■ With a sincere thank you my friends, KATHLEEN FRASER, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCM, CRRN CMSA National President 2014-2016 Kathleen Fraser is the immediate past president of CMSA National, and a past president of Houston/Gulf Coast CMSA Chapter. She has more than 35 years of nursing experience, and more than 21 years of case management experience with 20 years in workers' compensation. Fraser has worked in acute hospital, longterm care, and insurance managed care. She can be reached at kathleen.fraser@ zurichna.com. 10 CMSA TODAY 773651_Special.indd 1 Issue 5 * 2016 * DIGITAL 10/16/15 2:09 AM http://www.solutions.cmsa.org/action/media/10442 http://www.specialtree.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016

President's Letter: Leading Through Change
Immediate Past President's Letter: Risks, Challenges and Progress
Association News
CMSA Corporate Partners
Normalizing End-of-Life Care with Rich Conversations
Personal Feelings/Professional Face: The Hidden Grief of the Helping Professional
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
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CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - President's Letter: Leading Through Change
CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - 7
CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - 8
CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - Immediate Past President's Letter: Risks, Challenges and Progress
CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - 10
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CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - Association News
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CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - CMSA Corporate Partners
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CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - Normalizing End-of-Life Care with Rich Conversations
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CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - Personal Feelings/Professional Face: The Hidden Grief of the Helping Professional
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CMSA Today - Issue 5, 2016 - INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
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