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 Co-Chairs:   Chuck Gizara - cgizara@atlanticgeneral.org
                                                           Janan McElroy -  mcelroyj@nanticoke.org                        

Education Committee Co-Chairs:      Jackie Moore - jacquelinemoore@umm.edu
                                                           Jessica Snoots - jsnoots@fmh.org

Annual Meeting

If you missed our 2017 ACMA MD Chapter conference a few weeks ago you really missed a great opportunity to network, learn about best practices, innovative ideas, win amazing door prizes and have fun!!  What a fantastic experience we had at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel with just under 300 case managers and case management professionals attending! We "Howled At the Moon" for our pre-conference social event on Friday evening, September 15th, sponsored by MedPartners and Life Matters. We started the next day by visiting with over 70 vendors who brought plenty of information to share about how they can help us serve our patients and clients.

 

Our amazing speakers shared their knowledge on timely topics in a creative, entertaining and collaborative style. Many said they learned more about case management from our keynote speaker, founder and CEO of ACMA, Greg Cunningham, than they did from their on-the-job training. The session about Human Trafficking offered ethics CEUs and those who attended said it was the best one! Those in the CMS session appreciated what they learned from the OIG's Two Midnight Rule report and other important updates. If you know someone who went to the Care Coordination Is a Team Sport session they might be trying to open a new restaurant business with you! What a great interactive session with numerous team building ideas!  Another session which offered ethics CEUs was the one on Social Media and those who attended said it was the best session by far! Three local systems showcased their innovative programs--Mobile Integrated Community Health discussed their successes in Population Health in Queen Anne's County; we also learned about a cutting edge population health idea of utilizing barbershops and salons to conduct health history interventions and promote screenings for colorectal cancer; Meritus Hospital shared their results of reducing one day stay admissions through standard work in the ED, and Holy Cross Hospital spoke about fast tracking Observation patients using their Red, Yellow Green light system. So many new ideas that we can take back to our organizations!  And who can forget our hilarious last speaker, Nancy Nurse, dispensing all kinds of different M & M's along with her words of wisdom about how to stay positive in a busy and reminding us how much we love our jobs!  The resounding feedback was that whichever session someone attended, they felt it was the best which is great when you attend any conference!!

 

Although most people come to the Conference to hear the speakers, earn the CEUs, and see the vendors, some attendees will admit they come because they love the food or they hope to win one of the prizes given by our generous vendors or by ACMA itself. People praised the food and you should have seen the line-up of vendors with their door prizes to give away! ACMA gave away $250 gift cards to three lucky people. One lucky person won a free registration to next year's ACMA MD Chapter conference and the Grand Prize Winner won a free registration to the 2018 ACMA National Conference in Houston in April 2018! 

 

If you were onsite at the 2017 ACMA Maryland Chapter Conference you likely completed the ACMA Chapter Value Survey and turned it in. If you missed completing the survey you may complete the on line version found at the end of this email. Even if you were unable to attend the conference, we would love your feedback for our Chapter Value Survey so we can learn more about what is important to you so we can assist to better meet your needs as a case manager or case management professional.

 

If you weren't at the ACMA Chapter Conference this year, you missed the event of the year for case managers!  We do have a little something for you or for any of you who attended and forgot about this offer. Ellen Fink-Samnick, the speaker who talked about Social Media and Ethics, gave away a book she co-wrote titled Collaborate. In honor of Case Management Week she arranged with the publisher to give a 25% discount when you purchase from this website (www.lww.com) using this code (WHZ144WW) . Ellen said several hospital systems are using the book, adopting the competencies into job descriptions and performance metrics. She describes it like this:

 

There are four practical sections:

1. History and Paths to Case Management

2. The COLLABORATE Competencies: each competency with a chapter and unique tools, templates and case scenarios

3. Performance Management and model implementation

4. What next?

 

We hope you can join us next year at our 2018 ACMA MD Chapter conference being held on Saturday, September 29th at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel!!  Make sure to note it on your calendar now.  The ACMA MD Chapter Board is hard at work planning next year's Conference to make it a memorable one too! 

 

Here's the survey--please fill it out right away--it is due 10/29/17. Don't wait!  Don’t forget, that if you completed the paper copy of the Chapter Value survey at the conference, you do not need to complete this survey below again.

2017 Chapter Value Survey – Online version

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7NDXH52

 

 


 

ACMA MD Chapter Calendar of Upcoming Events

The ACMA MD Chapter Board and Education Committee are busy planning educational events all year long!  Please see the attached calendar below for more information.

Call for Presentations for our 2018 ACMA MD Chapter annual conference being held on September 29, 2018 will be out soon!!

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