ACMA Announces Release of 2020 Training and Simulation for Case Management and Transitions of Care Professionals.

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The American Case Management Association (ACMA) has announced new content, course offerings and simulation scenarios with its 2020 Compass Directional Training and Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) learning systems.

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...ACMA has delivered exceptional learning and teaching aides that have helped mold case management’s response to an ever-evolving health care delivery system.

The American Case Management Association (ACMA) has announced new content, course offerings and simulation scenarios with its 2020 Compass Directional Training and Advanced Care Transitions Simulation (ACTS) learning systems. These resources provide comprehensive learning, training and assessment content for new and experienced case management professionals.

Currently in use at over 1,500 health care facilities, Compass teaches the foundation of case management to nurses, social workers and physician advisors through online course libraries, integrated case studies and competency evaluations.

The February 1 release of 2020 Compass will incorporate Transitions of Care (TOC) Standards throughout all content for all care settings including new and expanded courses in care management, behavioral health, social determinants and updates to federal regulations like the 2020 IPPS final rules. Compass is excellent for validating the knowledge component of onboarding and annual competency, providing new continuing education opportunities for nursing, social work or those who have earned their Accredited Case Manager (ACM) or Case Management Administrator (CMAC) certification. In addition, Compass offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians.

“From the initial version of Compass in 2013, through today, ACMA has delivered exceptional learning and teaching aides that have helped mold case management’s response to an ever-evolving health care delivery system. ACMA Compass has remained relevant not only to subject matter, but has also advanced the format to stay current with technology,” said Titus Gambrell, DNP, RN-BC, ACM-RN, CMAC, Chief Nursing Officer at Trinity Health.

ACTS is simulation-based education for case managers and social workers that bridges the gap between theory and practice, making it a perfect complement to Compass training. ACTS 2020 adds new educational content and scenarios in elder abuse, Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), stroke admission, advance care planning in ambulatory and acute care settings, and advance beneficiary notice.

Through live simulation scenarios and video format, health care facilities can enrich and validate case management competency in a safe environment. “As a seasoned case manager, after attending the SIM Lab I felt inspired, re-energized, focused and motivated to serve our patients,” said Neha Desai, MSW, Clinical Case Manager, Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Content for 2020 Compass and ACTS is developed and maintained by an interdisciplinary task force of case management and physician advisor leaders. To learn more about Compass and ACTS, or to schedule a live demo, email ACMA at productsales@acmaweb.org or call 501-907-2262. More information is also available on the website at acmaweb.org/compass and acmaweb.org/acts.

About ACMA:
Founded in 1999, the American Case Management Association (ACMA) is the largest national, non-profit, professional membership association, which strives to provide resources, solutions and support for Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals. ACMA is comprised of more than 9,000 members nationwide, including nurses, social workers, physicians and other professionals affiliated with case management and over 31,000 educational subscribers. Through a variety of educational conferences and networking events at both the state and national levels, ACMA provides its members with numerous opportunities to develop their skills, grow in their profession and learn from the experiences and practices of fellow members. For more information, visit acmaweb.org.

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