|CMSA's Case Management Model Act|
CMSA's Model Act sets forth important standards for case management services with key provisions covering Staff Qualifications, Case Management Functions, Authorized Scope of Services, Payment of Services, Training Requirements, Quality Management Programs, and Antifraud & Consumer Protections. Provisions of the Model Act could be adopted either at the federal or state levels through either legislative or regulatory bodies.
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TALKING POINTS: Join the Conversation by Contacting Your Legislators
Today we begin blazing a trail that will leave our footprints in Case Management history. Please send this information to your Congressmen or call/talk with them directly while they are in their state office. Case Managers need to have a unified voice and participate in healthcare reform. We are not seeking sponsorship for the Case Management Model Act. We are recommending our legislators insert our industry language for consistency of services and programs for any legislation they may propose. As case managers you have PASSION and commitment for your practice. Share this information with those who will be working on bills and regulatory statutes that effect us and those for whom we care.
Carol A. Gleason, MM, RN, CRRN, CCM, LRC, BCPC
Chair, CMSA Public Policy Committee, 2009-2010
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|CMSA Announces Model Act
Case management is a collaborative process of assessing, planning, facilitating, and coordinating care to meet an individual’s comprehensive health needs. Case managers must become key element of any health care reform proposal.
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|Letter to Your Legislators|
Use CMSA's sample letter to share your voice that with those who will be working on bills and regulatory statutes that effect us and our patients through health care change and reform.
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TALKING POINTS: Improving Transitions of Care
The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) is a coalition of 30 diverse organizations dedicated to providing solutions that improve the quality of health care with better collaboration between providers, patients, and caregivers. The term "transitions of care" connotes the scenario of a patient leaving one care setting (i.e., hospital, nursing facility, assisted living facility, primary care physician care, home health care, or specialist care) and moving to another.
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