CMSA Today - Issue 3, 2011 - (Page 7)

CMSA President’s Letter BUILDING CASE Management’s Preferred Future Today I MARY BETH NEWMAN, MSN, RN-BC, CMAC, CCP, CCM CMSA PRESIDENT 2011-2012 n a time when many professional membership associations are struggling to simply survive, CMSA stands out and ut remains strong with increasing membership, a growing network of partnerships and resources, and an evererexpanding sphere of influence in the health care industry and ndustry public policy arena. THE PASSION OF CASE MANAGERS AND THE IMPACT OF CASE MANAGEMENT What is it that has made CMSA successful in these aspects? ese y One factor is certainly the enthusiasm and intensity of our vide. members for what they do and the value they provide. The passion that case managers bring to their role is a embers tremendous asset to CMSA because it results in members who are naturally active, engaged, and committed advocates for the clients they serve. cess I also believe that another factor to CMSA’s success is the nding ever-increasing industry awareness of the commanding nting role that case management is playing in implementing he innovative new models of patient-centered care. The new ment National Quality Strategy (released by the Department of ng Health and Human Services in March 2011) is helping drive nt this transformation by focusing health improvement efforts on meeting the “triple aim” goals of better quality care for pulations, individuals, better health for communities and populations, perience and affordable care. The skills, knowledge, and experience that case managers bring to the table are being recognized as cognized critical to include if these strategic goals for improving health ving care are to be achieved. To make this vision a reality, my focus will be on building — building on our strengths and accomplishments, building on our partnerships and collaborations, and building on the talents and expertise of our Board, our committees, our chapters, and our member volunteers. STAYING FOCUSED ON CMSA’S VISION As far as CMSA has come, there is still work to be done. My e job as CMSA’s President is to ensure the continued growth, nization. sustainability, and success of this remarkable organization. aying One of the best ways I know how to do this is by staying ecognized focused on CMSA’s vision that case managers are recognized experts and vital partners on the interprofessional health care team. To make this vision a reality, my focus will be on building n — building on our strengths and accomplishments, building s, on our partnerships and collaborations, and building on ng the talents and expertise of our Board, our committees, our tees, chapters, and our member volunteers. BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS A key strength of CMSA is our pluralistic and inclusive d nature. We have a multidisciplinary membership ip ISSUE 3 • 2011 • DIGITAL CMSA TODAY 7 http://www.cmsa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 3, 2011

President’s Letter
Insights to Effective Transition From Caregiver to Case Manager
Are You a Family Caregiver? Say, “Yes, I Am!”
‘Hot’ Legal Issues for Discharge Planners and Case Managers
Making Tough Conversations Easier
You Can Help Make Multistate Licensure a Reality
Association News
CMSA Corporate Partners
Index of Advertisers

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