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ACMA bringing innovative case management and physician advisor education to Orlando
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Online registration is now available for the 2014 ACMA Leadership Conference and Medical Director Forum in Orlando, Florida. These events will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Nov. 19-22, 2014. For more information, a brochure for the events, and online registration, visit www.acmaweb.org/leadership and www.acmaweb.org/MDForum.
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Improve your department's efficiency with Compare
Compare Benchmarking continues to grow not only in the number of participating hospitals and health systems, but also in the scope of services offered. Some recent additions include:
  • Tools to help staff assess readmission root causes and prevent additional readmissions, including a patient interview tool and a tool to facilitate communication with post-acute providers.
  • Enhanced content and frequency of staff training webinars. Subscribing hospitals are able to utilize this valuable resource to train and ensure competency on avoidable delays, denials and readmissions. The webinars include a competency test and participants receive CEs for their participation.
These enhancements are in addition to the core of ACMA Compare — providing 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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Celebrate National Case Management Week 2014:
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NCMW: Oct. 12-18

National Case Management Week is a great time to recognize your coworkers and staff for their dedication and service. The theme this year is Case Management: The Healthcare Nexus.

Ensure you have everything you need to celebrate NCMW on Oct. 12-18. To see the NCMW 2014 logo and a large selection of NCMW items, visit the online product catalog — click here.

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Advocating for case management
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ACMA will return to Washington, D.C., Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 for its annual Advocacy on Capitol Hill event. ACMA members will meet with key lawmakers to advocate on behalf of case management and discuss the issues impacting our practice and adversely affecting patient care.

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 donate today.

Your donation will support 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.

Click here to support case management advocacy.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


CMS: Health spending to grow avg. 5.7 percent annually through 2023
National health spending is expected to grow an average 5.7 percent annually through 2023, due to coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, anticipated economic growth and an aging population, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported recently in Health Affairs. That's up from an anticipated 3.6 percent growth rate in 2013, but down from an average 7.2 percent between 1990 and 2008, the agency said. Healthcare spending is expected grow an average of 1.1 percentage points faster than the economy between 2013 and 2023, raising the health care share of gross domestic product from 17.2 percent to 19.3 percent. CMS expects spending growth for hospital care to slow from 4.9 percent in 2012 to 4.1 percent in 2013, then increase to 4.5 percent in 2014 and 5.1 percent in 2015 as the ACA's coverage expansions increase use of services. Medicare spending on hospital care is expected to slow from 4.5 percent in 2012 to 2.5 percent in 2013 due to the effects of sequestration and slower growth in utilization.
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  We Are The Evidence

MCG became part of Hearst Corporation in 2012 and continues to produce evidence-based clinical guidance as part of the Hearst Health network. We remain committed to our heritage as a leading provider of evidence-based care guidance with an ongoing commitment to help clients drive quality care while controlling costs.
 


Early test cases provide lessons for today's ACOs
Modern Healthcare (Subscription required)
The Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration, a 10-practice experiment that ended in 2010, is seen as the precursor to today's accountable care models, and a new report draws lessons from the efforts to boost quality at a lower cost. Overall quality improved even at practices that saved the most, and Medicare spending was reduced by an average of 2 percent per person, per year during the experiment. The report underscores the significance of IT tools and patient engagement.
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Bill would align conflicting requirements for hospital nursing programs
AHA News Now
AHA voiced support for legislation that would allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to align its requirements for Medicare pass-through support payments with the latest accreditation standards for hospital-based nursing education programs. The Higher Learning Commission — the largest accrediting body for higher education — recently updated its standards to require hospital-based programs to become separately incorporated to retain accreditation.
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Smart technology tracks hospital patients
Fox News
A child checks in to have a cyst removed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and the admissions clerk gives her a disposable ID bracelet loaded with her identification, her date of admission and her physician's name and contact number. Her worried parents get bracelets with smart tracking technology embedded in them, too. The hospital uses this smartcard ID technology to ensure that only authorized family members remain in the surgical and post-operative areas, and that intruders don't interfere with the work of doctors and nurses.
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Full court to rehear appeal of ACA premium subsidies case
AHA News Now
The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to rehear an appeal of a district court decision upholding premium subsidies for health coverage purchased through federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges. In granting the request, the full court also vacated a July decision by a three-judge panel of the court that struck down the subsidies. A federal appeals court in Virginia upheld the subsidies in a separate case in July.
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EVENT CALENDAR

Date Event Location More Info
Sept. 11-12 South Carolina Chapter Conference Columbia, S.C. Details
Sept. 18 Missouri-Kansas Chapter Conference Kansas City, Mo. Details
Sept. 29 North Carolina Chapter Conference Winston-Salem, N.C. Details
Sept. 27 Maryland Chapter Conference Baltimore Details
Oct. 3 Great Lakes Chapter Conference Novi, Mich. Details
Oct. 4 Western Pennsylvania Chapter Conference Pittsburgh 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
Nov. 19-22 Leadership Conference and Medical Director Forum Orlando, Fla. Details

  For the full ACMA event map, click here.

 



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