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Celebrate National Hospital Week
American Hospital Association
This is National Hospital Week, a time for hospitals to celebrate the employees, volunteers and others that contribute to their collective work. And it's a great opportunity to promote the good works of hospitals nationwide. The AHA released a video that describes the essential role that the men and women of our hospitals play in caring for their friends and neighbors.
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ACMA NEWS


Certification countdown: Sign up for the ACM by this Friday, May 15
ACMA
The spring sign-up for the ACM certification closes this Friday, May 15. Sign up now!
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The 2015 National Hospital Case Management Survey results are in
ACMA
The 2015 National Hospital Case Management Survey final report is now available. Every two years, ACMA conducts an extensive survey to produce 95 percent confidence level data. ACMA randomly selects hospitals from the acute care setting across the United States to participate in this survey, and collects data from more than 400 hospitals.

More than 75 data elements are included in the final report including average case loads, salary ranges and scope of services/functions. Survey data is used by members in organizations nationwide for benchmarking, resource justification and practice improvement.

ACMA thanks those who participated in the Survey — your responses allow us to provide you and your colleagues in case management with valuable data and metrics specific to your daily practice.

The Survey results are available in the Members Only section of the ACMA website under the "Resources" tab.

Login at www.acmaweb.org/login to download the Survey today

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We'll work around your schedule: New educational offerings from ACMA
ACMA
ACMA is offering several new webinars this spring. These webinars provide an economical source of continuing education, especially for those who are not able to travel to conferences or do not have live events in their area. Hear from leaders in the field, at your own convenience, on your schedule.
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About E-Learning with ACMA
ACMA
E-Learning is a newly launched platform by ACMA that offers a growing library of webinar sessions. This library currently includes sessions from the 2014 ACMA Leadership Conference and other webinars. ACMA continues to add content frequently — both live and on-demand sessions. All are economically priced and provide the leading education you have come to expect from ACMA.

Visit the E-Learning website to register for a webinar, purchase on-demand or peruse the library.

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We're going to Tampa!
ACMA
Tampa, Florida, will be the host city for the 2016 ACMA National Conference. The conference will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, April 3-6, 2016.

Be sure to check www.casemanagementconference.com for updates and announcements.

Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us for next year's event!

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Compass: Directional Training for Case Managers
ACMA
Version 2.0 is now available.
  • Professional narration and audio
  • 10 CEs for nurses, social workers and ACMs
  • Expanded and updated content — an increase from 15 to 18 modules
  • New modules on accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Two-Midnight Rule and more
  • E-manual available online for print and download
Click the "Read More" link to learn more.

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Improve your department's efficiency with Compare
ACMA
ACMA's Compare provides powerful tools and benchmarking to facilitate change related to avoidable delays, readmissions and denials.

If you would like to know more about Compare and evaluate it for your organization, please contact James Nickerson at JNickerson@acmaweb.org.

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ACMA Chapter Events
ACMA
Innovative case management education near you — learn more at www.acmaweb.org/events.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


US House Bill introduced to stop ICD-10
Journal of AHIMA
A bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would stop the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS. The bill, H.R. 2126, "Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015," would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set.
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Coding Dr. Seuss-related injuries in ICD-10
Journal of AHIMA
If some of Dr. Seuss's fantastical books, like "Hop on Pop," came to life after Oct. 1, 2015, and characters did sustain harm, how would their injuries be coded using ICD-10-CM/PCS?
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House subcommittee slated to mark up 'curesc legislation
Kaiser Health News
The Senate is also expected to produce its version of the measure, which touches on a variety of aspects of the health care system, technology and medical research.
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Radical approach to huge hospital bills: Set your own price
Kaiser Health News
In the late 1990s you could have taken what hospitals charged to administer inpatient chemotherapy and bought a Ford Escort econobox. Today average chemo charges (not even counting the price of the anti-cancer drugs) are enough to pay for a Lexus GX sport-utility vehicle, government data show.
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Enhanced A&E triage for elderly could reduce hospital admissions
Nursing Times
Training accident and emergency nurses to identify elderly patients who need palliative or hospice care could help reduce stressful hospital admissions and improve quality of life. That's the conclusion of U.S. healthcare professionals who are piloting a ground-breaking care model.
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EHRs advance Medicaid reimbursement and stabilize insurance
RevCycle Intelligence
The 1,024 pages of the Affordable Care Act call for the vast expansion of healthcare coverage, the active promotion of decreased healthcare costs, and enhanced quality care. In the midst of ACA expansion efforts, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are vigorously pursuing healthcare coverage assistance from primary care physicians. These clinics are steadfastly advancing and strengthening due to related expansion regarding electronic health record adoption.
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June 4-7, 2015 Advancing Best Practices for Brain Injury Rehab.
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ER super-users have higher risk of death
FierceHealthcare
New research shows that these patients who frequently show up at the emergency room have unmet needs and are at a high risk of death compared to patients who don't usually seek emergency care. The study, published online in the Emergency Medicine Journal, conducted a systemic review of 31 observational studies on the mortality and health outcomes of ER "super-users" compared to nonfrequent users of the emergency department.
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Hospital readmission rates remain high in patients with cirrhosis
Healio
A majority of patients hospitalized with cirrhosis were readmitted to the hospital due to infection and other liver-related complications within three months of being discharged, according to a poster presented at the 2015 International Liver Congress.
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Successful Pioneer ACO journey leaves faint trail for followers
Modern Healthcare
Touting $380 million in savings from the Affordable Care Act's first test of accountable care, Medicare says the pilot did well enough to expand. But it's unclear how the participants got the savings and to what extent others can replicate the success. Dr. Patrick Conway, head of the CMS Innovation Center, and his colleagues announced the savings in JAMA. They detailed medical spending for Medicare patients who received care from 32 accountable care organizations during the first two years of the Innovation Center's Pioneer ACO program.
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EVENT CALENDAR

Date Event Location More Info
May 22 Minnesota Chapter Hopkins Details
July 2 North California Chapter Napa Details
July 30-31 Florida Chapter Orlando Details
Aug. 8 Georgia Chapter Atlanta Details
Sept. 18 North Carolina Chapter Charlotte Details
Oct. 3 Western Pennsylvania Chapter Pittsburgh Details
Oct. 10 Virginia Chapter Richmond Details
Oct. 12 Great Lakes Chapter Novi Details
Oct. 20 Illinois Chapter Rosemont Details
Oct. 24 Connecticut Chapter Uncasville Details

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