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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

CMS Announces Final Discharge Planning Rule: Compliance due by Nov. 29


Posted on: 11/16/2019

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Congress Passes Opioid Bill, President to Sign


Posted on: 10/4/2018

Great news from Washington! With your support, Congress took a historic step in the fight against the opioid epidemic... View Full Posting

Legislators Expected to Vote on Final Opioid Bill Starting Tomorrow


Posted on: 9/27/2018

ACMA members are encouraged to contact legislators as soon as possible and urge them to vote for H.B. 6. View Full Posting

Senate Passes Opioid Legislation


Posted on: 9/18/2018

In a 99-1 vote yesterday, the Senate passed a bipartisan package of 70 bills to combat the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths. The package includes… View Full Posting

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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

ACMA members play an important role as a patient advocate to the organizations and communities they serve. We are thinking of you during these unprecedented times. Stay tuned for updates and resources about COVID-19. Learn More >>>

Members-Only COVID-19 Resource Center

The current COVID-19 pandemic continues to create worldwide concern. Here 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 Members-Only COVID-19 Resources >>>

National Conference Presentations: Deadline Extended to June 5

What tips and best practices could you share with case management professionals to implement into their practice? Submit your presentation for the 2021 National Conference in Orlando, April 11–14. The deadline is extended to Friday, June 5. Submit your presentation. Submit Now >>>

2020 ACMA Virtual National Conference: Adapt. Innovate. Elevate.

We know many of you were looking forward to the 2020 ACMA National Conference in Chicago. The COVID-19 outbreak, however, has forced us all to adapt and use innovative ways to rise above so we can continue to elevate our practice. ACMA is adapting with you to bring education and networking directly to you. The 2020 ACMA Virtual National Conference—including on-demand education and exhibitor resources—will be offered this summer and we hope you will choose to be part of this new and innovative experience. Get a sneak peek at the speakers and topics confirmed thus far. Registration will be opening soon. Meet the Speakers >>>

2021 ACMA National Conference Location Announced

We hope you will join us for the 28th Annual National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference and 22nd Annual ACMA Meeting in Orlando. The 2021 ACMA National Conference will take place April 11-14 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Learn More >>>

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 >>>

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 August 1, new customers enjoy 50% off annual fees with a 3-year commitment. Learn more and subscribe now. >>>

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