CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011 - (Page 30)

CMSA Association News CELEBRATING OUR CASE MANAGERS & OUR INDUSTRY  OCTOBER 9  15, 2011 Member Brenda Kitchen’s slogan selected for CM Week 2011! UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR? If you were unable to attend the 2011 Conference in San Antonio, take heart. CMSA cares about your CE needs. That’s why select continuing education courses will be offered online to CMSA members on CMSA’s website education later this year. Stay tuned to CMSA’s website and your email for details about soon-to-bereleased online CE educational resources. We want you to have the best the selection of programs from the 2011 Conference, as well as additional educational sessions designed for case managers and allied health professionals serving the case management industry. • Celebrate your colleagues. • Recognize your boss. • Share with your co-workers. • Use for CM department celebrations. • Donate to chapter meetings for door prizes. • Hold prize drawings. • Give as client freebies. • And so much more! Find out more at cmweek. Get great ideas for CM Week celebrations, order fun promotional products, download the CM Week graphic, and more. The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) has made available its online Resources Toolbox. The toolbox, located at ResourceToolbox, features links to a collection of over 100 case management resources, including white papers, journal articles, and websites that care management professionals will find useful in their practice. Case managers are important factors in keeping members of the health care team pointed in the right direction. And National Case Management Week 2011 is your chance to celebrate this and all the other great things about case managers and the case management industry. It’s YOUR week — an exciting time of recognition & celebration! This year’s CM Week theme has a special significance. It was submitted by Brenda Kitchen, a member of CMSA’s Central Virginia Chapter, and selected as the winning entry in the 2011 CM Week Slogan Contest. And just as a compass or global positioning system (GPS) helps one locate a certain destination, case managers make navigating the often choppy waters of the health care continuum, easier, safer and better. PLAN EXCITING CELEBRATIONS In addition to the great products available for National CM Week 2011, you will want a resource like the CMSA Celebration & Promotion Guide to help you and your organization promote CM Week and make your celebrations unique. You will also find CM Week logos and other online resources at Your activities will not only help get the word out about all the great things about case management, you’ll show the case managers with whom you work just how much they’re appreciated. Start planning now to have a Happy National Case Management Week 2011! ORDER CM WEEK PROMOTIONAL ITEMS See all the available CM Week promotional items online and get your order in by September 15. You’ll help get the word out that case management is truly ”The GPS for Quality Health Care.” CMSA RELEASES CASE MANAGEMENT RESOURCE TOOLBOX This powerhouse of valuable resources has been compiled to help provide quick and easy access to tools to help care managers. “The CMSA Toolbox is designed to help case managers in all areas of expertise and care settings strengthen the development of their individual practice and the profession of case management as a whole,” said Teri Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CCM, CCP, CMSA President. “It is a dynamic entity that will be updated and changed on an ongoing basis to stay relevant and up to date.” CMSA’s Education Committee, led by President-Elect Mary Beth Newman, MSN, RN-BC, CMAC, CCP, CCM, recently identified a long-term need for a guide to assist case managers. “It has been a collaborative effort to identify issues of common concerns relative to the current and future practice and preparation of case managers,” Newman said. continued on page 34 30 CMSA TODAY Issue 2 • 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011

CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011
Table of Contents
Outgoing President’s Letter
Incoming President’s Letter
How Care Coordination Affects You
Demonstrating Case Management’s Value to Hospitals’ Bottom Line
Making the Case for Evidence-Based Case Management Practice and Programs
Association News
Ask the Expert
Facility Profile
View From Capitol Hill
Case Management and the Law
Ethics Casebook
Mentoring Matters
Index of Advertisers

CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011