LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PRWEB) November 06, 2017
The American Case Management Association (ACMA), a national, non-profit, professional membership organization for case managers and transitions of care professionals, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management, APLCM.
“We are excited to broaden support for physician leaders who are in executive and advisory roles that support case management,” said Pam Foster, LCSW, MBA, ACM-SW, President of ACMA. “The collaboration between physicians, nurses, social workers, and other allied health professionals is imperative in improving patient outcomes and utilizing resources properly – all of which make a significant difference in the lives of patients and families.”
Foundational to ACMA’s case management collaborative philosophy is the principle that case management is not the domain of one clinical discipline but rather demands the blend of multiple disciplines to ensure that patients receive high quality, cost-effective and accessible care in their transitions across the healthcare continuum.
Our new association will support physician leaders influencing care delivery models, executive leadership with case management oversight, and physician advisors for case management and transitions of care. Member benefits will include networking, research, education, training, standards, benchmarking and published content.
“Physician strategic and engagement roles as well as executive leadership in case management are increasingly visible in evolving organizational structures and models of care management,” said Robert Grant, M.D., of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Chairman Utilization Management Committee and Founding President of APLCM. “ACMA is well known as a highly effective convener of case management and transitions of care professionals of all disciplines including physicians. The creation of the new association is a natural and logical fit.”
The newly formed Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management has been established as a nonprofit association with the support of ACMA resources, member benefits and financial support. APLCM’s Founding Board of six national physician leaders will develop and direct activities to benefit the physician care management community, the physician members of ACMA and ultimately patients and families. ACMA and the APLCM Founding Board both respect multidisciplinary collaboration in defining and supporting the practice and recognize the future of healthcare success depends on it.
Founded in 1999, the American Case Management Association (ACMA) is a 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 7,600 members nationwide, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals affiliated with case management. 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.