Welcome to the Southern California Chapter

Chapter Information

https://www.facebook.com/Southern-California-Chapter-of-the-American-Case-Management-Association-156316354385954/

Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Networking
Education
Publications
Benchmarking & Research

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

GET INVOLVED!!!

The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:
Membership
Education

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization.
Click on the "CONTACT US" tab above this page.

Annual Meeting

REGISTER TODAY!!!
ACM Prep Workshop added on this conference for March 26, 2017.

CLICK on the "EDUCATION" tab above this page for details.


March 25, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

SESSION 1:

YIPPEE! ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE...DRIVING NEGATIVITY OUT OF THE WORKPLACE
Liz Jazwiec, RN
President
Lizjaz • Oak Lawn, IL

SESSION ABSTRACT: Have you ever worked with a crab? You know, the type of people that complain about everything, even free food! Then you understand that continuous workplace negativity saps the energy out of an organization and distracts everyone from work and productivity. It is not okay to come to work every day in a bad mood because the job is hard! This is the message that Liz Jazwiec will discuss by telling her personal story, laced with her notorious humor and effective tools to manage morale, eliminate victim thinking, and have fun. Using real-life examples and anecdotes from her bestselling book, “Eat THAT Cookie!” she will provide insights to make positive thinking work for you and the shadow you cast on others. She concludes with a straightforward approach to the connection between job satisfaction and success, creating an enjoyable workplace, and choosing to be happy.

SESSION 2:

CMS UPDATES: CY 2016 OPPS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOUR HOSPITAL

Kurt Hopfensperger, MD, JD
Vice President of Compliance & Physician Education (ACE)
Optum Executive Health Resources Newtown Square, PA

SESSION ABSTRACT: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of the 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule solidified updates to the Two-Midnight rule regarding inpatient admissions, leaving hospitals to evaluate their current compliance programs. With a renewed emphasis on physician judgment and medical necessity – not hospital level of care – providers must demonstrate a legitimate, defensible, and consistent Utilization Review process to determine and support an appropriate admission status.

The best way to defend against inappropriate denials is to ensure a compliant process for review and certification of admission status on every patient that enters the hospital. Providers across the country may be struggling with this shift, given the time-based recommendations implemented in 2014. Further complicating the issue is the challenge for hospitals to anticipate projected enforcement under the QIOs with their extensive referral possibilities.

This session will provide guidance on the implications of 2016 OPPS final rule and the potential impact it could have on your medical necessity admission review program.

SESSION 3:

END-OF-LIFE OPTION ACT: POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

Jan Jones
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice, Inc. • Escondido, CA

SESSION ABSTRACT: The End-of-Life Option Act law, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into effect on June 9, 2016, allows patients with terminal conditions nearing the end of life to request medication from a physician to end their life. This presentation looks at the laws eligibility criteria and prescription process. An examination of patient demographics in Oregon who invoked their right, patient concerns, and death statistics will occur to aid you in considering what your level of organizational or personal involvement shall be and what policies to consider.

SESSION 4:

IF ONLY SOMEONE HAD WARNED US: TALKING WITH PATIENTS ABOUT RISK

Daniel R. Hoefer, MD
CMO Palliative Medicine
Sharp Healthcare • La Mesa, CA

SESSION ABSTRACT: In this session, attendees will discover the importance of placing a patient’s values prior to traditional interventions - particularly in the advanced elderly - and when a patient is at risk for cognitive functional decline. Additionally, the speaker will discuss why overtreating pre-terminal patients with traditional care strategies can cause harm.

SESSION 5:

BRIDGING THE CARE TRANSITIONS GAP

Joe Parker, MSN, CNL, RN
Director
Palomar Health • Escondido, CA

SESSION ABSTRACT: The purpose of this presentation will be to describe the pitfalls that occur when a patient transitions from the acute care setting to the post-acute arena. It will also cover strategies that organizations can implement in order to address those pitfalls. The presentation will also cover measurement strategies on how to measure success.

ACM Prep Workshop March 26, 2017

ACM Prep Workshop added to the Chapter Annual Conference!!!

March 26, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orange County

11999 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92840


Click on the link below for more info:
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=214528


ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors Election

Candidates have been finalized for the ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors election, and it is now time to cast your vote for the individuals who will lead our chapter.

Please check your email for the Candidate Narratives and the link to the ballot!

This year ACMA Southern California Chapter will elect:
(1) Treasurer and
(3) Members-at-Large



        

ACMA 2017 National Conference

Your ACMA SoCA Chapter Board hopes that you can join them in Washington, DC on April 20-23, 2017 for ACMA's 2017 National Conference.

Click on the link below for more information or click on the "Contact Us" tab if you have more questions:

http://casemanagementconference.com/



Exhibitor Registration for the 2017 ACMA SoCA Annual Chapter Conference

Exhibitor registration is now live for the 2017 ACMA Southern California Annual Conference.

Please click on the "EDUCATION" tab above this page for more information OR the "Contact Us" tab if you have more questions.





ACMA SoCA Membership just got CHEAPER!!!

Membership just got cheaper.
No more chapter dues for Southern California.
Renew or become a member today!!!

CLICK on the "MEMBERSHIP" tab above this page or the link below!

https://www.acmaweb.org/net/join.aspx

ACM Certification

Looking for a Specialty Certification in Case Management?
Become an ACM-RN or ACM-SW TODAY!!!

Click the link below for more info:
https://www.acmaweb.org/acm/default.aspx



Prepare for the exam by attending an ACM Prep Workshop hosted by ACMA SoCA!!!
March 26, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Click on the link below for more info:
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=214528
 

ACMA SoCA Chapter DINE and LEARN

Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

2016-2017 ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

Please welcome our 2016-2017 SoCA Chapter Board of Directors!

President
Jay Larrosa
Scripps Health

President-Elect
Gilbert Dorado
PIH Health

Secretary
Marcy Adelman
Palomar Health

Treasurer
Judi McQueen
Sharp Memorial Hospital

Member-At-Large

Karen Longpre
USC University Hospital/ Norris Cancer Hospital

Stephen Chavez-Matzel
Tri-City Medical Center

Lori Oberon
Kaiser Ontario

Sharon Harris
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 

Jody Haddock
Cedars Sinai Health System


Immediate Past-President
Peg Bernardy
White Memorial Medical Center

National Board Liaison
Patti Velky
Memorial Hermann

ACMA Member ONLY Discounts

Another great benefit of being a member of ACMA. Members only discounts.

To access your account and start saving, login to the members only section of the ACMA website, scroll to the Member Discount section and click the "begin shopping" button.

Southern California  Chapter Annual Conference Links
March 25-26, 2017

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