LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PRWEB) October 11, 2019
American Case Management Association (ACMA) is celebrating National Case Management Week starting October 13, 2019, to recognize the dedication, compassion and quality patient outcomes achieved by case management professionals across the country.
Case management is a collaborative process, providing a unique and vital link between patients, providers and payers to improve health outcomes across the care continuum for care transitions. The case management discipline is made up of nurses, social workers, physicians, educators and hospital administrators who work in a variety of health care settings.
This year’s theme is Case Management: Setting New Standards for Care. "National Case Management Week is not just a celebration,” said ACMA President Angie Roberson, MSN, RN, ACM-RN, Director of Case Management at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina. “It is an awareness campaign to recognize the hard work and dedication of a special group of professionals that come from a variety of disciplines to negotiate, advocate, and support patients as they navigate a complex continuum of care in the 21st century.”
In conjunction with National Case Management Week, Wednesday, October 16, is Accredited Case Manager (ACM) Recognition Day. This day is in honor of case managers who have chosen to validate their competency by achieving the nationally-recognized ACM certification. This achievement authenticates a case manager’s knowledge and expertise by requiring passage of both a competency exam and a clinical simulation test. Certification demonstrates a commitment to the profession and industry best practices.
During National Case Management Week, ACMA encourages all health care organizations to recognize and support the practice of case management by promoting case management’s role in the delivery of health care. Throughout the week, local education, recognition and awareness events will be held across the country.
To learn more about National Case Management Week or to find a local ACMA chapter, visit acmaweb.org.
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 9,000 members nationwide, including nurses, social workers, physicians 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/ncmw.