National Case Management Week Resolution Introduced in Senate

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Resolution S. Res. 214 recognizes week in October as National Case Management Week.

Case managers are vital to our healthcare system..." -Senator Pryor

The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the American Case Management Association (ACMA) announced on August 2 that Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) have introduced S. Res. 214, a resolution declaring the week of October 13-19, 2013 as National Case Management Week. This event recognizes the value of case management in providing quality and cost-effective healthcare, as well as encourages the people of the United States to observe National Case Management Week and learn about the field of case management.

The American Case Management Association and Case Management Society of America joined in asking Senators Pryor and Boozman to introduce the Resolution. National Case Management Week will give the health care industry, including CMSA and ACMA, the opportunity to celebrate case managers and the field of case management, and to educate consumers, providers, payers, and regulators about the value case managers bring to the successful delivery of healthcare. ACMA and CMSA appreciate the work of Senator Pryor and Senator Boozman, who contributed to the introduction of this resolution.

“Case managers are vital to our healthcare system,” Pryor said. “I was proud to join Senator Boozman to introduce this resolution and give these individuals the recognition they deserve.”

The resolution also states that “case managers are advocates who help patients understand their current health status and ways to improve their health, and in this way serve as catalysts that guide patients and provide cohesion with other professionals in the healthcare delivery team.”

“All Americans deserve access to quality and affordable health care. Case managers play a critical role in providing patients the information they need to make responsible decisions about their health care. We can be proud of their efforts to improve the delivery of services and care to all patients," Boozman said.

CMSA and ACMA look forward to observing National Case Management Week in October along with case managers and the American public.

To view the resolution introduction, please visit: http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/senate-resolution/214/text.

About the American Case Management Association (ACMA)

Founded in 1999, ACMA is a national, non-profit, professional membership association, which supports the profession of case management in the hospital or health system setting. ACMA members are nurses, social workers, physicians, educators, administrators, and other professionals responsible for providing case management services in hospitals or health systems. Learn more about ACMA at http://www.acmaweb.org.

About the Case Management Society of America (CMSA)

Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is the leading non-profit association dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management. CMSA serves more than 10,000 members, 20,000 subscribers, and 75 chapters through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and establishing standards to advance the profession. For more information, visit http://www.cmsa.org or follow CMSA on Twitter @CMSANational.

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