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Senate Healthcare Bill Crashes As Procedural Votes Vanish
By Seth Sandronsky
Crash goes Senate Republicans' seven-year mission to overturn the Affordable Care Act with the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Just ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful," McConnell said. Soon after the gavel fell to open the Senate session, McConnell got the word that two GOP senators would not back the party's current plans.
ACMA Tools Work Better Together
Case management teams across the nation are standardizing on-boarding and competency for case managers and physician advisors with Compass Directional Training, and utilizing Compare Benchmarking to manage avoidable delays and readmissions with national benchmarking data and analytics. Take your department to the next level, and save more, by bundling these two valuable tools together. This combination, backed by the American Case Management Association, can be customized to comprehensively support your case management department's needs. Request a demo for one or both tools today by contacting ACMA at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (501) 907-2262.
Prepare for the ACM Exam: Prep Webinar (2-part series)
Are you ready to enhance your career with the ACM credential? Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to prepare for the exam! Register for the two-part ACM Certification Review: Case Management Process and Practice webinar series. The five-hour course, which will be broken into two, two-and-a-half-hour sessions, will begin at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST on both Saturday, July 29 and August 5. For more information, click here.
Be An Advocate — Support ACMA
ACMA is committed to advocating for policies that benefit Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals, along with the patients they serve. But we need your help to make it happen. It is through your generous contributions, and the diligent work of the ACMA Fundraising and Public Policy Committees, that advocacy for "observation stays" and other similar efforts are possible. Support your practice and ensure that Case Management has a seat at the table when legislation and regulatory guidance are developed by making a tax-deductible donation to ACMA. For a limited time, anyone who donates $25 or more will receive a complimentary, limited-edition Advocacy On the Hill event photo taken in Washington, D.C. this past April. For more information, click here.
Book Your Hotel Now for New Orleans & Houston
Hotel discounts are now available for the 2017 Leadership & Physician Advisor Conference in New Orleans and the 2018 National Conference in Houston. Discounted rooms are limited and sell out quickly. Guarantee your room by making reservations today.
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Change May Not Be Easy in Healthcare, But It Is Possible
By Joan Spitrey
Healthcare is one of the most dynamic industries. Not only are new discoveries, modalities, equipment or medications being introduced at a rapid pace, but the unpredictability of taking care of humans also creates an extra challenge. However, one thing that remains constant is the desire of healthcare workers to provide excellent care. So the challenge is figuring out how front-line healthcare providers can implement evidence-based practice into their daily patient care.
What hospitals using cloud storage should know about Verizon's data breach
Healthcare IT News
A misconfigured cloud storage database exposed the personal information of as many as 14 million U.S. Verizon customers, UpGuard Cyber Risk Analyst Chris Vickery first made the discovery on June 8. It took more than a week for Verizon to secure the data. NICE, a telephonic software and data firm, handles the back-office and call center operations for Verizon.
NPR Pushing Hospitals To Reduce Readmissions Hasn't Increased Deaths
Too often, people return home from the hospital only to find themselves heading back soon after. Sometimes the need arises because, despite the best care, it is difficult to slow the progression of disease. But other times, it's because we in the health care system fail to communicate, coordinate and orchestrate the care that people need to successfully make the transition from hospital to home.
Report: Under Affordable Care Act, Hospital Revenues Up, Charity Care Spending Down
Hospitals receive billions in federal tax breaks with the caveat that they show they're helping the local community, but many saw soaring revenues even as they were spending less on charity care, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
An investigation by Politico found that the top seven hospitals in the U.S., as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, collected more than $33.9 billion in revenue for 2015, up from $29.4 in 2013 before the ACA took effect, but their spending on charity care dropped during that time, decreasing from $414 million in 2013 to $272 million in 2015.
|July 28, 2017
||Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Conference
|July 29, 2017
||ACM Exam Prep Webinar
|Aug. 3-4, 2017
||Florida Chapter Conference
|Aug. 12, 2017
||Georgia Chapter Conference
|Aug. 19, 2017
||Central Texas Chapter Conference
|Sept. 8, 2017
||New York Chapter Conference
|Sept. 9, 2017
||Gateway Chapter Conference
||St Louis, MO
|Sept. 16, 2017
||Maryland Chapter Conference
|Sept. 23, 2017
||Virginia Chapter Conference
|Sept. 25, 2017
||North Carolina Chapter Conference
|Sept. 26, 2017
||West Virginia Chapter Conference
|Oct. 3, 2017
||Wisconsin Chapter Conference
||Lake Geneva, WI
|Oct. 4, 2017
||Missouri-Kansas Chapter Conference
||Overland Park, KS
|Oct. 12, 2017
||Great Lakes Chapter Conference
|Oct. 14, 2017
||Connecticut Chapter Conference
|Oct. 16-17, 2017
||Illinois Chapter Conference
|Oct. 26-27, 2017
||South Carolina Chapter Conference
|Oct. 28, 2017
||Massachusetts Chapter Conference
|Oct. 30, 2017
||Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter Conference
|Nov. 5-7, 2017
||Leadership & Physician Advisor Conference
||New Orleans, LA
|Nov. 11, 2017
||Greater Houston Chapter Conference
|Nov. 18, 2017
||Western Pennsylvania Chapter Conference
|April 24-27, 2018
||ACMA 2018 National Conference
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