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Register now for the 2015 ACMA National Conference, featuring Dr. Don Berwick
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Registration is now available for the 2015 ACMA National Conference, April 26-29 in Phoenix, Arizona.

This year's conference will feature new events and educational opportunities, including primary care sessions and intensive workshops. We are also excited to announce this year's keynote speaker — Dr. Don Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

For more information and online registration, go to www.casemanagementconference.com.
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Only 3 days remaining in Compass 2.0 pre-sale
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Friday, Dec. 5, is the final day for first-time subscribers to take advantage of special pre-sale pricing on version 2.0 of ACMA's Compass training program.

This update to ACMA's comprehensive orientation program will be available for use by Dec. 31, 2014, but ACMA is offering a limited number of discounted pre-sale licenses to first-time purchasers — the first 100 facilities to purchase Compass 2.0 by Dec. 5, 2014, save $300 per facility. The 100 pre-sale slots are filling fast — purchase Compass 2.0 today before the savings end!

For more information and pricing, visit www.acmaweb.org/Compass, or contact Aaron Van Son at 501-907-2262 or avanson@acmaweb.org to schedule a demonstration.

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Already a Compass user? Update to version 2.0 today and save
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To say "thank you," existing Compass users receive special pricing on the 2.0 update through Jan. 31, 2015. Update pricing for existing users begins at $450 per facility (small facility, ACMA member rate) and $600 per facility (standard facility, ACMA member rate). To take advantage of these special "loyalty discounts," login to your Compass account at www.acmaweb.org/Compass and click on the yellow "pre-order" bar at the top of the screen.

For more information and pricing, visit www.acmaweb.org/Compass, or contact Aaron Van Son at 501-907-2262 or avanson@acmaweb.org to schedule a demonstration.

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CMS extends comment deadline for home health CoP rule
AHA News Now
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently extended the comment period for its proposed rule that would revise the current Conditions of Participation for home health agencies that participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The original Dec. 8 comment deadline was extended through Jan. 7, 2015.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Join Excellence and Innovation

• Are you a Case Manager looking for opportunities to develop your career?
• Are you a Case management leader committed to helping change the future of healthcare?
You belong here!

Begin the journey of a lifetime with a Pioneer ACO who is participating in the Bundled Payments initiative.
 


For your holiday star: A gift for the person who has everything
ACMA
Are you having difficulty coming up with gift ideas for that person who has everything? Recognize those who mean the most to you — your "holiday stars" — by honoring them with a donation to ACMA in their name. Clients, colleagues, family, friends, directors, staff, physician advisors, departments, chapters, hospitals/healthcare delivery systems, mentors and more — honor them all as your stars this holiday season.

By making a donation to ACMA and recognizing your holiday star(s), their name will be listed: in ACMA's Collaborative Case Management journal, in ACMA's briefCASE e-newsletter and on the ACMA website. All proceeds support ACMA's fundraising efforts, and as ACMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.

Donate today and recognize your holiday star — click here.

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7 free CEs currently available to ACMA members in online CE center
ACMA
Have you visited the CE Center within the Members Only section of the ACMA website? The CE Center provides members with access to free continuing education opportunities, such as ACMA's bimonthly journal, Collaborative Case Management and recorded webinars. There are issues of Collaborative Case Management and webinars available online now, and each offers free CEs to members who view/read and complete the accompanying quizzes or evaluations. Check out the CE Center and earn free CEs today at www.acmaweb.org/login.
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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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Your Expert in Care Transitions
Working with VITAS Healthcare, case managers help their most fragile patients make care transitions from hospital to home, from curative to palliative, from chronic to end-stage.
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Don’t confuse case management with UR. In tomorrow’s marketplace, managing progression- of-care will take center stage. Are you ready?
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INDUSTRY NEWS


CMS proposed rule delays ACO financial penalties another 3 years
FierceHealthcare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that would give accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in the program an extra three years before they could face penalties for poor performance and offers a new model to entice providers to form ACOs. The agency's 429-page proposed rule is meant to improve MSSP by placing a greater emphasis on primary care services and supporting transitions to performance-based risk arrangements, CMS announced.
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3 ways hospitals can create an optimal patient experience
FierceHealthcare
With more and more healthcare providers striving to provide the best possible experience of care for patients, a Gallup Business Journal article provides a roadmap for how to spearhead this effort. Providing a positive patient experience is a "carefully choreographed event," according to the article, and meeting this goal requires an unwavering commitment from all staff members in a healthcare organization. "The experience starts with a clean, well-decorated patient lounge, continues with empathy from nursing staff, and ends with smiles from employees at checkout," the article states.
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HHS: Hospital errors, readmissions drop under ObamaCare
The Hill
The number of patients who were injured or became ill during a hospital stay dropped 17 percent since the start of ObamaCare, saving about $12 billion in healthcare costs, according to new government data. Strides in patient safety saved the lives of about 50,000 patients and prevented 1.3 million avoidable hospital-related accidents or illnesses since 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services announced recently.
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To find out how to feature your company in the ACMA briefCASE and other advertising opportunities, Contact Geoffrey Forneret at 469-420-2618.
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Hospital design can have noticeable effects on patient health
MinnPost
The design of a hospital or other healthcare facility can have a significant effect on patients, including on their recovery, explains British clinical psychologist Lucy Maddox in a recent article for the online publication Mosaic. "Research into buildings that make us recover better goes back to the 1980s, and has gathered momentum in recent years," Maddox writes.
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Patient engagement, desire to share EHR data are widespread
EHR Intelligence
Patients are generally willing to engage with and share their EHR data, finds a new poll by NPR and Truven Health Analytics, despite ongoing concerns about privacy and security. More than two-thirds of patients said they wouldn't mind handing over their anonymized health information to the research community, which mirrors similar eagerness from other recent surveys. The poll of more than 3000 consumers also found high levels of patient engagement and an interest in adding new sources of data to the personal health record as a way to improve care.
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EVENT CALENDAR

Date Event Location More Info
Dec. 13 Greater Houston Chapter conference Houston, Texas Details
March 11, 2015 Ohio Chapter Conference Columbus, Ohio Details
April 26-29, 2015 ACMA 2015 National Conference Phoenix, Arizona Details

  For the full ACMA event map, click here.

 



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