The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) is the leading, oldest, and largest membership association providing professional collaboration and education across the healthcare continuum. If there is a patient, there is most likely a CMSA member providing their Case Management.
We Are Case Management!
As a member, you gain exclusive access to benefits such as timely case management knowledge through publications, events, and access to 160+ complimentary continuing educations courses 24/7. In addition, you'll join a vast community of Case Managers practicing across the care continuum and at every level of practice.
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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
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?
*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