Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the American Case Management Association (ACMA) are pleased to announce the joint celebration of National Case Management Week. CMSA and ACMA join a number of other national organizations supporting CM Week in efforts to unify case management professionals, to educate the public about case management, and to increase awareness and recognition of the significant contributions case managers make to quality healthcare for patients, healthcare providers, and payers. This year, National Case Management Week will be celebrated October 5-11, but beginning in 2004 and thereafter, the week will be celebrated nationally during the second full week of October.
This landmark collaborative effort between organizations brings unity to the official date of the celebration week, which was previously scheduled at different times by different organizations.
The following organizations have elected to join ACMA and CMSA in supporting National Case Management Week:
|Academy of Certified Case Managers
||Commission for Case Manager Certification
|American Association of Disability
|Commission on Rehabilitation
|American Association of Health Plans
||Disease Management Association of America
|American Association of Managed Care Nurses
||Health Insurance Association of America
|American Association of
Occupational Health Nurses
|International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
|American Nurses Association
||National Association of Professional
Geriatric Care Managers
|American Nurses Credentialing Center
||National Association of Social Workers
|American Physical Therapy Association
||National Institute for Case Management
|Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
||Utilization Review and Accreditation Commission
|Certification of Disability Management
|The Center for Case Management
Establishing a nationally recognized Case Management Week is vitally important as the field becomes increasingly recognized as a strategy of great significance across the continuum of care. Not only does case management support patients and their families in navigating the healthcare system, it decreases the fragmentation of services, encourages health team communication, and contributes significantly to patient safety, quality of life, and cost-efficient management of limited resources. It should therefore be recognized and celebrated by the healthcare industry as a crucial element of care giving.
Founded in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is the only international non-profit 501 (c)(6), multi-disciplinary, professional organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession. Since its inception, CMSA has been at the forefront of setting professional standards for the industry, which allows for the highest level of efficiency and integrity, as well as developing national and local leaders who are recognized for their practice and professional excellence.
Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America has over 9,000 members and is an international non-profit 501 (c)(6), multi-disciplinary, professional organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession. Since its inception, CMSA has been at the forefront of setting professional standards for the industry, which allows for the highest level of efficiency and integrity, as well as developing national and local leaders who are recognized for their practice and professional excellence.
For additional information about ACMA or CMSA, please feel free to contact L. Greg Cunningham, MHA, CEO, ACMA or Jeanne Boling, MSN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, CMSA Executive Director. For more information about National Case Management Week or to learn more about the products, ideas, and opportunities available for its celebration, please visit www.cmsa.org
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