The American Case Management Association Celebrates Twenty Years

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The association has pioneered numerous advancements and developed significant resources for the case management and transitions of care practice

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“While we became the largest case management association five years ago, our continued growth validates a shared vision and purpose in the support of case management practitioners and now transitions of care."

The American Case Management Association (ACMA), a professional membership organization for nurses, social workers, physician leaders and other professionals in case management and transitions of care practice, celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

“Throughout this twenty-year span, we have had many ‘firsts,’ and while ACMA has already created a legacy of accomplishments, we are not done,” said Greg Cunningham, ACMA founder and chief executive officer. “Our professional practice continues to be challenged. The demand for case management increases with every Federal Administration’s attempt at change, increase in regulation and focused outcome measurements. ACMA is here to provide resources and advocate for the needs of the professional practice and its members.”

Cunningham said his first ACMA letter in 1999 welcomed individuals to be founding members who would collaboratively define the practice and build tools and educational content to support Case Management practitioners. Over 200 professionals took that leap of faith and joined an organization which at that time had no name recognition and no member benefits. The organization now has over 9,000 members.

The founding members and founding board’s passion resulted in a lists of “firsts” ACMA has been able to accomplish – and they along with the many members who have joined since then have created the largest case management association in the U.S. “While we became the largest case management association five years ago, our continued growth validates a shared vision and purpose in the support of case management practitioners and now transitions of care,” said Angie Roberson, ACMA President.

ACMA has pioneered numerous advancements and developed significant resources for the case management and transitions of care industry. These include the first Collaborative Case Management peer-reviewed publication, the first set of health system case management standards of practice, the first ninety-five percent confidence level National Case Management Practice Research Data, the first case management listserv, the first case management app, the first national database of avoidable delays, the first physician advisor conference, the first case management certification that tests the application of knowledge through simulation, the first comprehensive online case management educational tool and the first online physician advisor education tool.

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 level, 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 http://www.acmaweb.org.

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