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Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in US
The Journal of the American Medical Association
Financial penalties for readmission have been expanded beyond medical conditions to include surgical procedures. Hospitals are working to reduce readmissions; however, little is known about the reasons for surgical readmission. The objective of this abstract is to characterize the reasons, timing and factors associated with unplanned postoperative readmissions.
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Find your people
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Case management is a demanding and rewarding profession full of unique challenges and considerations. Effective case management professionals must be prepared to address the clinical, as well as psychosocial aspects of the care process, all while navigating a variety of fiscal and regulatory challenges. The pressure placed on case management professionals and the many unique factors impacting the practice can sometimes make it feel like a lonely job. But you are not alone.

The 2015 ACMA National Conference is where case management professionals just like you come to learn, earn CEs, network and share ideas, experiences and challenges with fellow practitioners from across the country. The conference agenda is developed by case management professionals for practitioners like you. These are your people.

For more information and online registration, go to www.casemanagementconference.com.

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Feb. 15 is the final day to apply for the ACM certification
ACMA
Your next opportunity to sign up for the ACM certification ends Feb. 15, 2015 — applications and payment must be received by the ACMA National Office by this date.

The Health Care Standard
According to the 2013 National Hospital Case Management Survey, nearly half (47 percent) of case management departments prefer the ACM certification — the preferences of the remaining 53 percent of departments are divided among 4 certifications, with the ACM leading the next most preferred certification by more than 20 percent.

What are you waiting for?
If you are not yet ACM certified, apply now at www.acmaweb.org/ACM and put the ACM credential after your name.

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Find your dream job on career link
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ACMA's Career Link provides a resource for case management professionals to locate employment and advancement opportunities. There are currently a variety of case management-related positions listed on Career Link — from patient care navigators to directors of case management — in locations nationwide. Learn more at www.acmaweb.org/careers.

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ACMA is working to ensure case management has a seat at the table when decisions are being made and legislation and regulations are developed that will impact your daily practice. But in order to continue to make a difference and ensure your voice is heard, we need your assistance. Be an advocate and support ACMA today.

Your donation will support fellow ACMA members as they advocate on behalf of case management professionals nationwide in meetings with CMS and Congress. Specifically, these funds will help send case management professionals to Capitol Hill to represent case management's interests and ACMA's legislative priorities.

Note: ACMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.

For opportunities to donate and support ACMA, visit www.acmaweb.org/fundraising.

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CMS to host Feb. 26 call on ICD-10 implementation, testing
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS is offering acknowledgement testing and end-to-end testing to help the Medicare Fee-For-Service provider community get ready for the Oct. 1, 2015, implementation date. During the MLN Connects National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts will discuss opportunities for testing and results from previous testing weeks, along with implementation issues and resources for providers. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Participants are encouraged to review the testing resources on the Medicare FFS Provider Resources web page prior to the call, including MLN Matters Articles and testing results.
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Flying... It's a Family Affair!
Air Trek, Inc.
As Air Trek, Inc. celebrates its 37th year of providing Air Ambulance and private jet aircraft charter service, brothers Dana, Lester, and Wayne Carr reminisce over 3 ½ decades in aviation. The word “trek” is defined as a long and never-ending journey. Our journey officially began, Oct. 16, 1978, with the incorporation of Air Trek, Inc.
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Merger to create nation's largest member-owned healthcare supply chain company
Fierce HealthFinance
Irving, Texas-based nonprofit hospital network VHA Inc. will merge with UHC, a Chicago-based alliance of academic medical centers, to form the nation's largest member-owned healthcare supply chain firm, the Dallas Business Journal reports. The resultant company, which has not yet been named, will serve more than 5,000 healthcare system members and affiliates, and about 30 percent of hospitals in the U.S. Included in that figure are the vast majority of academic medical centers and health systems, Curt Nonomaque, the new company's president and CEO, told the Business Journal.
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Physicians blame patient 'treadmill' for missed calls
Modern Healthcare
For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have these days as they scramble to maximize patient throughput, an unfortunate side effect of a payment system still dominated by fee-for-service medicine. The growing constraints on physician time have emerged as a major cause of missed or wrong diagnoses, experts say.
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White House proposes more than $400 billion in Medicare reductions
White House, Office of Management and Budget
Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, budget overviews organized by agency, and summary tables.

To download "Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016" as a single PDF click here.

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Video: Dr. Atul Gawande on healthcare and dying
Modern Healthcare
In his new book, Dr. Atul Gawande explores the troublesome intersection of dying and healthcare in America. Faced with their own mortality, people often choose other priorities over endless medical interventions aimed at extending their lives. But only if someone asks.
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Affordable Care Act enrollment near 10 million
The Wall Street Journal
Almost 10 million people have signed up for health insurance in state and federal marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act or were re-enrolled in coverage for 2015, federal officials said. Nearly 7.5 million people have selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled on the federal exchange, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of Health and Human Services, said at a Senate hearing. At least 2.4 million people have come in through state-run exchanges, she said. Those numbers include people who have selected a plan but may not necessarily have yet paid their first month's premium.
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EVENT CALENDAR

Date Event Location More Info
Feb. 21 Arizona Chapter Conference Scottsdale, Arizona Details
Feb. 26 Southern California Chapter Anaheim, California Details
Mar. 11 Ohio Chapter Conference Columbus, Ohio Details
Mar. 14 Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Details
April 26-29 ACMA 2015 National Conference Phoenix, Arizona Details

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