Welcome to the Maryland Chapter

Chapter Information

Maryland Chapter (est.2003)

Represents Case Management professionals, RN's, Social Workers, Physician Advisors, Case Management Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Care Transitions staff, who reside or work in the state of Maryland and/or neighboring states without a local chapter.

Chapter Dues: Free with National ACMA membership

If you are interested in volunteering for the Education or Membership committees or would like to host, present or suggest a speaker/topic for an educational event, please contact:

Membership Committee Chair: Janet Blondo, jblondo2@gmail.com                            

Education Committee Co-Chair:  Jessica Snoots, jsnoots@fmh.org

Annual Meeting

We are very excited to announce that our 2017 Maryland Chapter Annual Conference is on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel!

REGISTER TODAY!

We had more than 380 attendees last year so let's break that record this year!
 

Register by Early Registration date of August 19th and receive a discount.   If you have a group of 2 or more people who register together, you can receive a Group discount!

We took your feedback from our Chapter Value Survey and last year’s conference evaluation and tried to offer as many hot topics as we could fit into one day that would appeal to all different roles in Case Management and Care Transitions – the inpatient and outpatient world, different populations, diagnoses and ages!! 

Here are the awesome topics:

  • KEYNOTE:  Transitions – Why We Chose Case Management & Should we stay?  This will focus on a challenge that many of us are facing - strategies for case management and care transitions staff recruitment and retentionPresented by our own, back-by-popular demand, ACMA CEO, Greg Cunningham!!
  • Developing a high-performing and collaborative team and how everyone contributes to their team’s success.  Some great team building ideas will be discussed and practiced!
  • A very timely topic: Social Media’s Promises & Pitfalls for Case Management: Mastering the Ethical Divide.  Focus is on how social media becomes a double-edged sword of new ethical challenges to address.  This session meets requirements for 1.0 MD Social Work ethics hours.
  • Another topic that we’re all struggling with:Human Trafficking and how to identify and manage this population of patients.   This session meets requirements for 1.0 MD Social Work ethics hours.
  • The always popular CMS Updates with focus on OIG Two Midnight Rule Report & Benchmarks; Short Stay Review Program Audits; Notice Act; MOON; & 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
  • Observation Services – how one hospital developed a Green, Yellow, Red traffic light system to triage and manage observation services in a busy community hospital
  • Reducing One Day Stay Admissions – how one hospital implemented quality driven processes that provided services for the patient in an alternate setting (avoiding hospitalization) or observation status.
  • Two really innovative hospital and community collaboratives for population health and reducing readmissions:
  1. Utilizing Barbershops and Salons to Conduct a Family Health History Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African Americans
  2. Mobile Integrated Community Health Program: A Team Approach to Population Health – a great community collaborative that allows EMS public health nurses and social workers to work with healthcare and social services partners to improve the health of the community.
  • And who in Case Management and Transitions of Care doesn’t need……Mental CPR for Crazy, Busy Lives!! 

 

Last year, we were 11 attendees away from having the largest ACMA state chapter conference in the country!!  For our little state of Maryland, that is pretty amazing!  Help us bring home the coveted national trophy for Largest Attended ACMA State Conference by sharing this email and brochure with everyone you know in case management, care transitions, physician advisors, case management assistants, case managers in PCP office practices, nursing homes, insurance companies, etc.

 

Greater Houston Chapter = 396

Maryland Chapter = 385

 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me or anyone on our board!

 

Jackie Dinterman

President, ACMA MD Chapter

240-566-3546

jdinterman@fmh.org