Source: CMSA Today
What an exciting year it’s been here at the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). As the oldest organization focused on the growth and development of professional case managers across the healthcare continuum, CMSA is always looking to enhance the support available to case managers for high-quality, ethical practice benefitting patients, their families and support systems. Offering access to professional development and collaboration, practical resources, tools and opportunities to influence public policy on issues vital to case managers practicing across the entire care continuum and at every level of practice – CMSA’s work is never done. New programs and services are added yearly, and 2022 was another year of value-add for the case manager, no matter the setting.
A key foundation project for CMSA was the development and launch of a new CMSA Strategic Plan – EPIC. With a clear pathway for success, CMSA is now better able to focus on improving professional growth opportunities to CMSA members and all case members across the healthcare continuum. This EPIC plan (Education, Public relations/policy, Increased membership and Collaboration) sets the stage for increased member value, expanded educational offerings and better visibility for case managers with the public and on Capitol Hill. Here are some additional highlights of 2022:
CMSA launched a first-of-its-kind program during the 2022 CMSA Annual Conference with an additional fall session held in person. CMSA CM Boot Camp is an intensive, interactive and engaging program aimed at case managers with less than 5 years’ experience, new to a particular setting or interested in professional development.
A newly revised CMSA Case Management Adherence Guide (CMAG) and a brand-new Case Management Adherence and Transition of Care Guide for Clostridioides difficle (CMAG-TOC) was developed with educational webinars offered throughout the country in partnership with CMSA chapters, further supporting case managers throughout the country.
With over 60 total CEs offered at the 2022 CMSA Annual Conference, a wide variety of educational sessions covered trends and innovations in case management.
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CMSA’s annual conference is THE place to connect with friends both old and new, as well as share and learn new best, and next, practices. With our first IN-PERSON conference in 3 years, the 2022 CMSA Annual Conference was an absolute success.
CMSA celebrated case managers all year long with special recognition during National Case Management Week, October 9-15, 2022, with education, networking events, prizes and more!
In June, CMSA launched a revised version of the Standards of Practice for Case Management to include current trends in the profession across the continuum, with an updated definition of case management and the addition of a new public-facing definition to better clarify the importance of case management to the public.
CMSA strengthened collaborations with affiliated organizations, including APCA, ALCA, CMI, CCMC, URAC, NQF and NOBC with additional collaborations underway to expand the awareness of case management and add more value to membership.
CMSA welcomed its inaugural class of CMSA Case Management Fellows (FCM), a new designation to recognize industry leaders who have a passion for the profession that take an active role in the identification of future trends and issues affecting case management and serving the public and profession by advancing the standards of practice through excellence.
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CMSA offered 12+ educational webinars throughout the year to keep members on top of new trends and timely information.
A new CMSA Today magazine website was launched for timely delivery, increased searchability and even more content. In fact, CMSA published over 175 articles of relevant and timely content in CMSA Today, CMSA Blog, CareManagement and Professional Case Management Journal.
New and valuable tools and resources are added monthly to the Chapter Leader Resource Center to support CMSA Chapters.
In collaboration with the Case Management Institute (CMI), the 2022 Salary and Trends Survey was conducted to provide benchmarking and best practices information for case managers and their employers.
The CMSA Health Information Technology Survey provided valuable benchmarks through issue briefs, articles and educational sessions.
Six informative webinars were offered throughout the year focused on the three legislative priorities of CMSA – Telehealth, Mental Health and Workforce Development – and grassroots advocacy, keeping membership abreast of the issues on Capitol Hill affecting their work and empowering each to get involved and make a difference.
CMSA’s first-ever Virtual Hill Visits program allowed members to meet with legislators and their staff to educate them on the importance of case management and how they can support the profession.
CMSA members were kept informed with the new monthly CMSA Policy Newsletter.
CMSA members can save over $1,500 a year through member discounts, free CE access, digital downloads and more!
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