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HHS To Begin Distributing $10 Billion in Additional Funding to Hospitals in High Impact COVID-19 Areas

Posted on: 7/24/2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding. View Full Posting

Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19

Posted on: 7/22/2020

President Trump announces several new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19 View Full Posting

CMS Ends Emergency Blanket Waivers for Nursing Home Staffing, Attempts to Reduce Clinician Burden and More...

Posted on: 6/30/2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a series of announcements at the end of June impacting acute-care, SNFs, LTC and Transitions of Care professionals View Full Posting

Trump Administration Unveils Enhanced Enforcement Actions Based on Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspection Results

Posted on: 6/3/2020

CMS is increasing penalties after thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. View Full Posting

Trump Administration Guidance to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes, Additional CMS Waivers, Medicare Payment for COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests and more

Posted on: 5/20/2020

CMS releases a flurry of informational updates, waivers, and guidelines related to COVID-19 public health emergency View Full Posting

CMS Develops Best Practices Toolkit to Combat COVID-19 for Nursing Homes

Posted on: 5/14/2020

CMS released a new toolkit developed to aid nursing homes, Governors, states, departments of health, and other agencies who provide oversight and assistance to these facilities, with additional resources to aid in the fight against the coronavirus disease View Full Posting

CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Posted on: 5/4/2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new independent Commission that will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. View Full Posting

Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on: 5/1/2020

CMS hospitals without walls, telehealth, workforce augmentation and patients over paperwork addressed. View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: Federal Court Orders Appeal Rights on "Observation Status" Issue for Certain Medicare Hospital Patients

Posted on: 3/25/2020

Latest U.S. District Court ruling provides additional evidence for the need to change the Medicare Observation Status. View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: COVID-19 CMS and Telehealth Guidance

Posted on: 3/18/2020

CMS Guidance for PACE and Telemedicine View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: COVID-19 Capitol Hill Initiatives

Posted on: 3/17/2020

Further observation of Capitol Hill initiatives as legislators prepare relief packages for individuals and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus View Full Posting

Public Policy Update: COVID-19 Response Package

Posted on: 3/16/2020

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill prepare relief packages for individuals and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus View Full Posting

CMS Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet - COVID-19

Posted on: 3/15/2020

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fact sheet detailing the waivers available under the Emergency Declaration announced on Friday. View Full Posting

CMS Develops Additional Code for Coronavirus Lab Tests

Posted on: 3/6/2020

On March 5, 2020, CMS released information on a second Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases. View Full Posting

CMS Issues Updates on the MOON, Important Message and Detailed Notice Discharge

Posted on: 1/17/2020

The MOON, Important Message and Detailed Notice of Discharge are three CMS required forms well known to hospitals and health systems case management practice. These three forms were recently updated. Please review a brief synopsis below View Full Posting


ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center

ACMA is committed to keeping you informed about our actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up to date via the ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center where you will find helpful information, members-only resources and guidance for case management and transitions of care specific to this evolving situation. We encourage you to visit the resource center and to lean on ACMA as your trusted source during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your work in your communities and for all you are doing to address this pandemic. Access ACMA COVID-19 Resource Center >>>

2020 ACMA Virtual Live Sessions & Networking Times

The Virtual National Conference is in full swing! Log in to participate in the live sessions and live exhibitor networking with XSOLIS and Ensocare. All ACMA members have access to the virtual exhibit hall. Take advantage of this great member benefit and access these exhibitor resources. Virtual Sessions Register Here >>> | Free Exhibit Hall Access Only >>> | Live Session Dates and Times >>>

FREE! Collaborative Case Management: Special COVID-19 Issue

ACMA has launched a new special issue of "Collaborative Case Management," a peer-reviewed journal exclusively for members. Inside, industry partners from across the country share their insights into battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts provide you with tools, resources, ideas and experiences covering all aspects of the continuum of care. Not a member of ACMA? We've still got you covered. This special issue is free to download to provide you a sampling of all that ACMA membership has to offer. Read it Today! >>>

Scheduled Telephone Service Interruption 8/13 - 8/14

Starting Thursday, August 13 through Friday, August 14 the ACMA National Office will experience a service interruption as we upgrade our phone system. All phone services will be down. For immediate assistance please email us at Thank you.

ACMA, CCMC Collaborate to Support Case Manager Professional Development

On June 2, ACMA announced a collaborative agreement with the Commission for Case Manager Certification to recognize their respective continuing education offerings. This collaboration will improve access to professional development and continuing education offerings for tens of thousands of case managers across the country. Read the Press Release >>>

ACMA Board of Directors Statement on Discrimination and Violence

On June 4, 2020 the ACMA Board of Directors authored a statement related to the recent acts of discrimination and violence in America. Read the statement >>>

Educate Your Staff Safely and Conveniently with Compass

ACMA is here for you during this challenging and unprecedented time. Having a well-trained and knowledgeable staff is critical but is harder than ever in today's environment. Compass online learning system not only teaches and tests solid foundational knowledge in case management and physician advisory practices, but it also offers a safe pathway to standardized training, as all courses can be completed without ever leaving your facility. Now until October 1, new customers enjoy 50% off annual fees with a 3-year commitment. Learn more and subscribe now. >>>

Validate Your Expertise Through Professional Certification

The Accredited Case Manager (ACM) Certification is for health care delivery system case management professionals and tests core case management knowledge that is shared by nurse and social work case managers. Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) validates the competency of case management administrators, managers and aspiring leaders and promotes professional practice standards. If you are not yet certified, we encourage you to apply and enhance your professional practice by putting a credential after your name. The application deadline is August 15 in order to test in October-December. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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