Happy Case Management Week 2020
This week is National Case Management Week. Given the events of 2020, now more than ever it is important to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Case Managers. 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.
American Case Management Association (ACMA)
The ACMA’s official definition of Case Management, as approved by their membership in April 2020, as follows:
"Case Management in health care delivery systems is a collaborative practice including patients, caregivers, nurses, social workers, physicians, payers, support staff, other practitioners and the community. The Case Management process facilitates communication and care coordination along a continuum through effective transitional care management. Recognizing the patient’s right to self-determination, the significance of the social determinants of health and the complexities of care, the goals of Case Management include the achievement of optimal health, access to services, and appropriate utilization of resources."
For 2020, the ACMA Case Management Week theme is Transitions Through Care, Expertise and Integrity. MMP believes it takes all three qualities to carry out the definition of Case Management and would like to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all of the Case Managers that we have the opportunity to work with.
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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