Happy Case Management Week 2018
National Case Management Week for 2018 is October 7th through the 13th. The American Case Management Association (ACMA) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) both recognize this week as an opportunity to spotlight the great things about case managers and the case management industry.
Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
This year’s CMSA theme is Case Management Moving Patients to Wellness. This theme reflects the 2016 CMSA definition of case management as being “a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote safety, quality of care, and cost effective outcomes.”
American Case Management Society (ACMA)
This year’s ACMA theme is Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care emphasizes the daily impact made by professionals in case management as evidenced by the following Core Functions of a Case Manager:
- Clinical Assessment
- Care Coordination
- Patient Education
- Clinical Pathway Management
- Discharge Planning
- Resource Management and
- Patient Advocacy.
In a prepared Press Release by the ACMA they advocate “this week as an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion and quality of patient care outcomes achieved by case managers across the health care continuum.” MMP couldn’t agree more and wishes all the Case Managers that we have the privilege to work with a Happy Case Management Week.
Article by Beth Cobb
Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS, is the Manager of Clinical Services at Medical Management Plus, Inc. Beth has over twenty-five years of experience in healthcare including eleven years in Case Management at a large multi-facility health system.
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