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House GOP Leaders Won't Rush Health Care Vote
House GOP leaders during a members-only conference call Saturday vowed to avoid a government shutdown and said they're closer to a deal to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to members who participated on the call.
But Speaker Paul Ryan also downplayed the possibility of a vote next week, the same sources said. The Wisconsin Republican said the chamber will vote on a conference-wide deal when GOP whips are confident they have the votes for passage — but not until then.
Prepare for the ACM™ Certification Exam
How are you preparing to take the ACM™ Certification Exam? ACMA offers preparatory materials, including a study guide and full length self-assessment exam. The ACM™ Certification Study Guide is a 156 page e-book full of in-depth content, exclusive tools, helpful resources and web-linked references to help you prepare for the exam. The guide covers testing strategies, exam structure and the key case management functions that will be tested on the certification exam. It also includes a practice test comprised of multiple choice questions and two specialty simulations. Work at your own pace from any web-connected computer or device as you prepare for exam day.
The 2017 National Conference: 'Simply...Excellent'
This was just one of the responses we heard from attendees at the 2017 ACMA National Conference. Case managers, physician advisors, transitions of care professionals, sponsors and exhibitors all converged in National Harbor, MD, for continuing education, networking and fun. Attendees were encouraged, challenged and inspired through the more than 70 sessions offered. At the closing party, it was announced that the 25th Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference will be held in Houston, TX, April 24-26, 2018. Stay tuned for more information about next year's conference!
30 Free Hours of Continuing Education Available for ACMA Members
The ACMA CE Center provides members with access to free continuing education opportunities. Visit the members only section of acmaweb.org to stay informed about timely case management topics, watch video webinars and take quizzes to earn credits for reading the Collaborative Case Management journal. Check out the CE Center to earn CEs today.
Trump Appoints Nurse To Serve as Acting Surgeon General
Becker's Hospital Review
Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, was installed as acting surgeon general Friday after the Trump administration asked Vivek Murthy, MD, to resign, according to The New York Times.
Dr. Trent-Adams is one of the first nurses to be appointed surgeon general and is the first non-physician to be appointed. During the Bush administration, the surgeon general — Richard Carmona — was both a physician and a nurse, according to the report.
Dual-Eligibles: The Next Target in Hospital Readmissions Penalties
The CMS is proposing to adjust penalties in its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program according to a hospital's proportion of dual-eligible patients, garnering praise from industry stakeholders even though they say the move is an incremental change.
The proposed rule, released recently, would take effect in fiscal 2019. In it, the CMS laid out several approaches and alternatives for determining hospital groupings, a hospital's proportion of dually eligible patients and other key metrics.
Pediatric Telemedicine Poised for Growth Spurt
Health Leaders Media
Data from Nemours Children's Health System suggests that the percentage parents who are willing and eager to use telemedicine services for their children has grown exponentially in the past three years.
The use of pediatric telemedicine may soon be at a tipping point.
Community Ratings, Essential Benefits At Center of New GOP Push To Replace ACA
As President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his pledge to remake the nation's healthcare system, GOP lawmakers are continuing to look for ways to build a coalition strong enough to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The latest salvo is a compromise idea being floated by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), which was first reported by Politico.
The Discrepancy of Hospital Pediatric Care
By Ryan Clark
"Daddy, I scared," my son gasped, arms outstretched before collapsing breathlessly on the floor. And the only thing scarier than having your child falling lifeless at your feet is not knowing where to take him. This is a story about the importance of pediatric care and why it's good practice for young parents to learn how some hospitals are better at providing it than others.
|May 12, 2017
||Minnesota Chapter Conference
|June 15, 2017
||Utah Chapter Conference
||West Valley City, UT
|June 16, 2017
||Washington Chapter Conference
|June 23, 2017
||New Jersey Chapter Conference
|July 6-7, 2017
||Northern California Chapter Conference
|July 14, 2017
||Oregon Chapter Conference
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