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Sylvia Mathews Burwell nominated to be next Secretary of Health and Human Services
WhiteHouse.gov
President Barack Obama announced that Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget would follow Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Secretary Sebelius's work over the last five years have been critical to the health and welfare of the American people, and will benefit our families and this country for decades to come, said Obama. There's more work to do at HHS, he said. This is why he's nominating Burwell to take the role next.
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We're going to Phoenix!
ACMA
Phoenix will be the host city for the 22nd Annual Case Management Conference and 15th Annual ACMA Meeting. The conference will be held at Phoenix Convention Center, April 26-29, 2015. Visit the 2015 conference website to learn more — www.casemanagementconference.com.

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who joined us in Chicago this year!

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Last chance! Don't miss the final Advancement Forum
ACMA
Registration for Indianapolis is open

Membership in the American Case Management Association comes with many benefits, such as discounts on conferences. Make the most of your membership by signing up for the Advancement Forum nearest you. ACMA members pay only $299, which includes the one-day conference, a follow-up webinar and hard-copy materials.

This event offers a unique learning experience for current and prospective leaders in case management and transitions of care to advance within their field and further develop skills and competencies within this dynamic practice. With stops in five cities nationwide, this comprehensive professional advancement program will be accessible in a city near you.

The Advancement Forum is a three-part educational package designed to provide participants with education and training in core competencies and trends in case management.

Brochure and Online Registration Now Available To download the e-brochure, click here.

For online registration, go to www.acmaweb.org/Advancement. Be sure to register early. Space is limited!

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ACMA has gone to the...cats
ACMA
The final votes have been tallied and the winners of the ACMA Pet Rate-Off are:
    1. Twizzler the cat — owned by Dr. Ronald Hirsh (363 votes)
    2. Sniffles the cat — owned by Greg Cunningham (118 votes)
    3. Tiny the cat — owned by Brenda Acri (101 votes)
To check out the winning cats and all the pets that were entered into the contest, go to www.acmaweb.org/pets.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Program helps get people moved out of care facilities
The Beckley Register-Herald
When a loved one goes into a nursing home, sometimes he or she can get stuck there with no way back home, officials say. A new program can help those people get back into their homes and their communities. The program is the "Money Follows the Person Initiative," but the West Virginia version of the program is called "Take Me Home West Virginia." One of the program's workers was at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging on Thursday to talk about what the program can do.
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Experts: 'Heartbleed' bug could affect health care industry
iHealthBeat
Hospitals' and providers' online networks — including email accounts, electronic health records and remote monitoring devices — could be vulnerable to an encryption bug called "Heartbleed," according to security experts, Modern Healthcare reports.
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HIPAA audits to be narrower with fewer site visits
FierceHealthIT
When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights resumes HIPAA audits this fall, its own staff will conduct what it's calling "desk audits" of a narrower focus and comprehensive on-site audits "as resources allow." About 350 covered entities will receive data requests this fall and 50 business associates will be notified in 2015, reports Healthcare Info Security.
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Excluding drug companies from drug information dissemination
By Mike Wokasch
For the past couple of decades, the healthcare market has gradually made it more difficult for drug companies to market their products. As a result, drug company marketing has tried to reach prescribers, formulary decision-makers and even patients with a variety of nonsales rep tactics, including Internet advertising, social media and television ads. So why is all this important? Don't doctors know how to prescribe drugs? Aren't there prescribing guidelines and best practices? More importantly, shouldn't doctors know how to treat patients without pharmaceutical company influence?
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May 8 Indianapolis Advancement Forum Indianapolis Details
May 8 Minnesota Chapter Conference Bloomington, Minn. Details
June 30 Northern California Chapter Conference Napa, Calif. Details
July 19 Georgia Chapter Conference Atlanta Details
July 31-Aug. 1 Florida Chapter Conference ChampionsGate, Fla. Details
Aug. 23 MO/IL Gateway Chapter Conference St. Louis Details
Sept. 11-12 South Carolina Chapter Conference Columbia, S.C. Details
Sept. 27 Maryland Chapter Conference Baltimore Details
Oct. 11 Virginia Chapter Conference Richmond, Va. Details
Oct. 14 Wisconsin Chapter Conference Waukesha, Wis. Details
Oct. 25 Connecticut Chapter Conference Uncasville, Conn. Details
Oct. 28 Illinois Chapter Conference Rosemont, Ill. Details

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