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Public Policy

CMSA Public Policy Liaison Update

* Nurse Licensure Compact ::

Some states are facing opposition from the NLC

AMA is signed on for support of the NLC

NLC would be especially important for those involved with Telemedicine

*Telehealth URAC 

ClearHealth Quality Institue: Telemedicine Accreditation Program

MH/SUD Parity Acceditation Program Launched in February 2019 : Pariety Accreditation Standards, Online Parity Tool, Parity Regulatory Compliance Guide. 

* Day on the Hill 

Professional Case Management Model Act (CMMA): 

*Legal language to be used by Legislators for writing Healthcare Policy that protects professional case managers.     

*Legal definitions and best practice legislation to provide adequate protections and guidance for the public and case management professionals.

*Clearly defines qualifications of individuals to provide professional case management services.

*Opioid Crisis Act

What can Case Manager do?


*Document Interventions

*Educate the patient on the dangers of Opioid therapy including the risk of addiction, not just the danger of constipation   

*The nurse should discuss with the treating physician the use of short-acting opioids rather than long-acting opioids

Sample Care Plan for On-going Monitoring: 

*Educate patient on the signs of emotional and mental relapse 

*Assess and monitor for signs of emotional and mental relapse: ask patient about feeeling of anxiety, anger, urge to use   

*Support and facilitate recovery activities including couseling visits, group meetings, distracting activities 





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