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THE

CASE REP RT
The Case Management Society of America Newsletter

FEB/MAR2008

CMSA 6301 Ranch Drive Little Rock, AR 72223 Ph: (501) 225-2229 Fax: (501) 221-9068 cmsa@cmsa.org www.cmsa.org

In The Case Files

A CMAG workshop is
scheduled for February 14 at
Providence St. Vincent Medical
Center in Portland, Ore. and
March 3 at Highmark Blue Cross
Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, Pa.
To register for either of these or
for other CMAG workshops,
go to www.cmsa.org/cmag.
Visit CMSAs ORLANDO
2008 Conference website at
www.cmsa.org/conference for
information about the 18th
Annual Conference & Expo at
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel &
Golf Club, June 17 - 20. Peruse
all the interesting information
on sessions, speakers, sponsors,
hotel, and other info, then register online and make your hotel plans quickly. If you havent
received a conference brochure
in the mail, the online expanded
attendee brochure is available
for download online.
The theme for CMSAs 2008
National Case Management
Week is Engage Case Management. Look for more information on available products soon.
Case Management
Where Innovative Engagement
Meets Enlightened Advocacy
is the theme for PHOENIX
2009 CMSAs 19th Annual
Conference & Expo! Look for
details to come.

IN THIS ISSUE

1........ Presidents Letter


2........ Vote in the CMSA Election
.......... ORLANDO 2008
3........ Chapter Award Program (CEIA)
.......... Award of Excellence in
Adherence Management
.......... CMSA Membership Drive
4........ CMS Care Coordination
.......... National CM Week
5........ Senior Housing Locator
.......... Educational Resource Library
.......... CareerCenter
.......... AthenaForum
6........ CMSA Corporate Partners
7-8..... Chapter Calendar of Events
.......... Board & Committees

CMSA

CASE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA

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CMSA President 2007-2008, Peter Moran, RN,C, BSN, MS, CCM

reetings! As we all look for- Today people are constantly approaching CMSA
ward to spring, it is a great and asking that we participate.
time to take a moment and re- We have taken initiative and done some transflect on some of the progress we formational work establishing tools for the case
have made to date this year.
manager to utilize in their daily practice. Case

The process of reviewing and Management Adherence Guidelines (CMAG),
updating our Standards of Prac- motivational interviewing tools, and a white paper
tice is well underway. Carrie Marion, RN, BSN, on determining caseload and establishing a Case
CCM, is leading this initiative, which we antici- Manager Caseload Calculator are all in the works.
pate will be an 18 month to two-year process.
We have expanded the CMAG guidelines into be We have a National Health Policy Com- havioral health and have a CMAG Disease Specific
mittee up and running, and are working with State on Depression, which should be out in time
our local chapter senate representatives to for the Annual Conference.
develop linkages to the chapters. The CMSA Board CMSA is the umbrella organization for the Naand the Health Policy Committee will be going tional Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC).
to Capitol Hill on April 9 to help educate our With the support of sanofi-aventis, CMSA has
national legislators on who we are and what we brought together a diverse group of stakeholders
can do.
to improve patient safety as we move people across
One of my dreams for next year is, once we have the continuum of care. Doctors, Nurses, Health
a structure in place to deal with legislative initia- Plans, Consumer Groups, Business Coalitions,
tives, that the legislative commitHealth Systems, Social Workers,
tee request to hire someone who When I started out and Pharmacists are sitting down
can track legislation impacting in CMSA, we were and addressing this important inicase managers and keep us in- constantly struggling to tiative. Safe transitions of care is
formed of key initiatives so we be invited to sit at the attracting attention from the milican respond. My vision is that, table. Today people are tary, and we are fielding queries
although CMSA does not neces- constantly approaching from other countries, as well since
sarily need to be in the process of CMSA and asking that this is not just a US problem. We
endorsing, it would be nice for us we participate.
are working to develop a health
to be able to provide information
policy paper with recommendaon the issues and give the pros and cons of such tions on improving the transition of care, as well
legislation so our members can make informed de- as to define minimum data sets which must be incisions.
cluded when transitioning people from one set CMSA conducted a campaign urging case man- ting to the next. This means the consumer can be
agers and our partners to encourage the Centers empowered to take an active role in ensuring they
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to re- have safe transitions of care. Its just the tip of the
consider the N code it assigned in 2008 to the six iceberg, but we are moving.
new CPT codes which can be used for care coordi- CMSAs 18th Annual Conference & Expo
nation.
is being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Ho We have also launched the Ambassadors Pro- tel & Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., this year
gram, where National Board members visit local June 17 - 20. Its an opportunity for us to netchapters to inform members about whats happen- work. Its a chance for us to meet new friends and
ing at the national level while also listening and old acquaintances and to learn. But most of all,
learning from the chapters about what they are its an opportunity for us to celebrate who we are
experiencing at the local level. One of my hopes and what we have accomplished! I hope to see you
has been to strengthen the lines of communication there, and if you do see me, say hi, and let me
and links between National and the local Chapters, know how you are doing and let the board know
as I firmly believe our chapters are the backbone what issues you are facing in your practice. Come
of CMSA.
to the CMSA Annual Meeting at noon June 17
Our membership continues to grow, and at a and participate. Its a great time to be a case mantime when many organizations are having trou- ager challenging, but full of opportunities if we
ble, CMSA continues to grow. Our membership choose to accept them. I accept the challenge
has reached 10,500 and continues to grow ex- do you?

ponentially. There is a buzz in the air about case
management and care coordination being part Take care,
of the solution to the current problems in health
care. When I started out in CMSA, we were con The Case Report CMSAs Official Newsletter 1
stantly struggling to be invited to sit at the table.

1/22/2008 3:14:40 PM

Vote in CMSAs Annual Board Election Feb. 15 - Mar. 17


Board election for your professional
association! And with no lines to stand in
or hanging chads no worry over, online
voting in the CMSA National Election is
much faster and easier than any local or
national elections youve experienced.

ONLINE VOTING IS EASY AT


www.cmsa.org/vote

ith all the talk about the U.S.


Presidential candidates, we know
youll be excited to also take part in the

The CMSA election is open to all


members from February 15 through
March 17, and a visit to the Internet is the
most convenient way to cast your ballot.
Simply log on to www.cmsa.org/vote to look
over the candidates information, weigh
your decision, and submit your online vote
for the Board candidates of your choice.

If you prefer to receive a fax copy of


the candidate information and ballot,
please call the CMSA National Office.
Ballots must be completed online, faxed
or mailed to CMSA and post-marked by
Midnight, March 17.
A CMSA member email message will be
sent reminding you of the easy-to-follow
voting instructions.
Please vote youll help CMSA continue
its mission by voting for the candidates
you feel are best qualified.

Dont Miss ORLANDO 08

excitement is building for CMSAs 2008


TheConference
& Expo in Orlando, Fla! Get

set to have your best care management learning


experience yet ...
Register online at www.cmsa.org/conference,
then make your hotel reservations at the
luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel & Golf
Club. Inspiring keynotes, interesting sessions,
fun,
networking, and more await you.

See CMSAs website or conference brochure
for more session, speaker, registration, and hotel
reservation details.
Earn CEs
View the latest health
Network with colleagues care technology &
Experience the latest,
renew your inspiracutting-edge techniques tion for CM
& information
Check out the exciting new changes
to the Conference All for you!

2008 featured presenters


Amanda Gore

Harris Rosen

Sherry Aliotta
RN-BC, BSN, CCM

TIM ROTHWELL

Motivational speaker, author


of four books, & expert in
physical therapy, group
dynamics, neurolinguistics,
& occupational health

Rosen Shingle Creek


Hotel & Golf Club

CMSA Past President,


Director, Case Manager
of the Year, & author,
speaker, & business owner

President
Rosen Hotels
& Resorts

Chairman, Group
Pharmaceutical
Activities
sanofi-aventis, U.S.

ENTER THE CONFERENCE WHIZ QUIZ


at www.cmsa.org for your chance to

WIN A FREE 2008 Full Conference Registration


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www.cmsa.org/conference

1/22/2008 3:14:43 PM

Chapter Award Recognition to Take Place in Orlando


Single or multiple entries are accepted in
the five categories listed below.

Your picture could be here!

hapters
throughout
CMSA
have worked hard this year,
so why not enter one or more
of your chapters projects in the 2008
Chapter Excellence & Innovation Awards
(CEIA) program!
The CEIA program recognizes chapters that embody CMSAs Mission
Advancing Case Management. Deadline is
February 29.
AND ... for the first time ever, CEIA
recipients will be honored at the
ORLANDO 2008 Closing Reception
taking place Friday, June 20 at 5:45 pm.

CHAPTER AWARD CATEGORIES


Best Use of Technology
Educational Programming
Conference
Membership Development
Print
Submit your CEIA entries by visiting
www.cmsa.org/membership. Then, click on
Your Career, and on Awards & Recognition to find out more and to download
award entry forms.
Enter Today! Its Easy and FREE!
Fill out the entry forms as com-

pletely as possible. Judges look at


the description on this form, so
please provide information as completely, yet concisely, as possible.
Awards are judged according to set
criteria. Reports, brochures, video-

tapes, DVDs, and photos are welcome, but optional.


Concentrate on the goal, its impact,
the outcome and significance of the
success. While numbers are very important, also include how the activity
improved the lives of those involved
or the community at large.
Feel free to submit multiple entries.
Fill out separate entry forms for each
of your chapters programs.
Chapters will be honored for promoting
the growth and value of case management
and supporting the evolving need of the
case management professional.
Help your local chapter rise to the occasion by submitting its program, publication, or other creative effort in the CEIA
competition.
Go to www.cmsa.org or call (501)225-2229 for
more details on submitting your chapters entry
in the CEIA competition.

Join CMSAs Membership Drive You Can Win Valuable Prizes, Too!
Help us lasso
some new
CMSA
members
in 08!

our participation in a CMSA


member development campaign
plays an important and vital role in
ensuring the vitality of CMSA and the
case management industry.
Please help CMSA grow by making an
effort to recruit new members or spread
the word about case management.

You not only contribute to CMSAs


growth, you help strengthen the Societys position as the leader
as a case management industry leader.
CMSA currently has over 10,500 members, but there is
always room for increasing our numbers. The stronger the
Society, the more opportunities it has to offer its members.
Why not talk to your coworkers, friends, and case management
colleagues, and join the CMSA Membership Drive to pull in
some new CMSA members.
You can receive some nice prizes for your hard work, too! Help us
lasso some new members in our 2008 round up!
ENTER February 1 April 30
Get more info at www.cmsa.org/recruit
Receive a complimentary CMSA Membership Pin for your
first recruit.
Receive a $5 CMSA Coupon for each member you recruit.

(Coupons can be applied toward CMSA products, membership or


national conference registration). On new purchases and
services only.
Not applicable toward services or products already paid for or
received. Not applicable to online purchases.
Recruit
5 or more members and receive ONE FREE YEAR of CMSA

National Membership.
The Top Recruiter receives a complimentary Conference Registration
to the 2008 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Award for Excellence


in Adherence Management

he fourth annual national AEAM will be presented at


ORLANDO 2008. Award program details can be found at
www.cmsa.org by clicking on Awards & Recognition
under Your Career.
Created to acknowledge a company or an individual case
manager who demonstrates excellence in applying CMSAs
Case Management Adherence Guidelines (CMAG) tools
and resources, the AEAM includes a cash award of $1500
and a plaque.
For deadline, application forms, and full entry requirements
and instructions, visit the CMSA website.


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1/22/2008 3:14:45 PM

CMSA Makes Request of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Asks CMS to Make Care Coordination Services Payable by Medicare

n December 2007, CMSA made efforts


to respectfully urge the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to
adopt a payable ruling structure making
a number of care coordination services
payable under CMS.

In a formal letter from the CMSA Board of


Directors to CMS, CMSA explained that
inadequate care coordination can result in
higher patient readmissions, poor patient
care leading to more patient complaints,
and an overall increase in healthcare costs.
CMSA has formally requested that CMS
An interim final rule by CMS provided reconsider the interim payment rule on
certain assessment and care coordination
codes which were assigned Relative Value
Without the appropriate
Units (RVUs) but were deemed an N financial funding for these
status, making those codes ineligible
for Medicare reimbursement. CMSA is types of services, healthcare
concerned that failure to provide financial providers have less incentive
reimbursement for these practices to provide this type of coordinacontinues to misalign incentives and tion, and many cannot afford
priorities that will negatively impact care
to fund such initiatives
delivery to patients.
Currently, case managers work in a
collaborative manner with physicians,
pharmacists, and other care managers,
such as social workers, to best coordinate
patient care between different professionals
and different practice settings, explained
CMSA Director Teri Treiger, RN-C,
MA, CCM, CCP, CPUR. Without the
appropriate financial funding for these
types of services, healthcare providers
have less incentive to provide this type of
coordination, and many cannot afford to
fund such initiatives on their own. Poor
coordination leads to poor transitions of
care in our system, not only resulting in
the patient receiving less than the best care
possible, but possibly in very dangerous
situations occurring, such as incorrect
treatments, medication errors, and delay
in diagnosis and treatment.

several Current Procedural Terminology


(CPT) codes. The codes are as follows:


99441
99442
99443

98966
98967
98968

It was requested that the codes change from


an N Status to Medicare payable codes.
The codes would incentivize a variety of
assessment and management services to
beneficiaries, such as:

Transition of care coordination


Medication reconciliation
Health literacy, patient medication
knowledge and patient readiness-tochange assessments
Motivational interviewing

In conjunction with the formal letter,


CMSA is reaching out to other organizations
within the care management industry
asking them to support the coding change.
It is essential that all care managers
nursing case managers, social workers,
disease managers, physicians, pharmacists,
and others bind together to support
this important modification to the way
CMS reimburses companies for providing
the best coordinated care possible, said
CMSA President Peter Moran, RN,C,
BSN, MS, CCM. This change will
help every care manager provide better,
more effective service to their patients,
control costs for their organizations, and
incentivize their companies in dedicating
resources to solving care coordination issues.
CMSA sent information to members
asking them to support the change in CPT
coding. The deadline for response was
December 31, but the association made
several resources available on the website
to assist members and non-members care
managers in advocating for this change.
More information is available on the
CMS website at www.cms.hhs.gov.
Other organizations who are interested
in supporting the change to CPT coding
should contact CMSA to learn more.
Visit www.cmsa.org and click on
ADVOCACY & OUTREACH

Celebrate National Case Management Week October 12 - 18

ith healthcare costs soaring by an


estimated 20 percent again this year,
theres no better time to help CMSA promote the cost-saving benefits of case management!
National Case Management Week is a celebration serving to recognize case managers,
to educate the public about case management, and to increase recognition of the significant contribution case managers make to
quality healthcare for the patient, healthcare
provider, and payor.
Celebrating Case Management Week,
CMSAs Promotion Guide, is full of ideas
for promoting CM Week in your area.
4 Youll find various public relations and

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on their own ...

Patient education
Medical home coordination

communications strategies to plan a celebration, as well as helpful ways to identify


various types of activities or events that your
organization or chapter can use to help celebrate and promote CM Week!

Visit www.cmsa.org/cmweek

For additional ideas on planning CM Week


activities, you can see what other CMSA
Chapters and organizations have organized
over the last couple of years to celebrate! Go
to www.cmsa.org/cmweek to download summaries of past CM Week Activities under
Documents. The online CM Week Media
Kit also has information on the case management industry and the impact it has on
the healthcare industry.

1/22/2008 3:14:45 PM

www.cmsa.org

CMSAs Senior Housing Locator

Your online senior housing resource

he CMSA Senior Housing Locator, powered by


SNAPforSeniors, is available through www.cmsa.org.

This new online resource allows CMSA members to save


time by searching a single database of all 65,000+ licensed
facilities in the U.S., including nursing homes, assisted living,
CCRC, residential care, and more. In order to provide families with more qualified housing options, members can search
by criteria such as:
Free
to
CMSA
Memb
ers!

Geographic location
Facility name
License type
Housing category
Availability status
Payment types
accepted
Care services provided
Lifestyle amenities
available

Another great
member-only benefit
All facilities basic data, such as contact information and license
type, is aggregated and maintained by SNAPforSeniors from over
200 data sources, ensuring that the information in the CMSA
Senior Housing Locator is up-to-date and comprehensive.
The CMSA Senior Housing Locator is designed to help
case managers create a better outcome for seniors and their
families. It is a member-only service, so you must be logged
in to access it. To begin a search for senior housing, go to
www.cmsa.org.

CMSAS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE LIBRARY

Find What You Need Senior Housing, Jobs, CEs & More

Log onto www.cmsa.org & click on Education

very CM program in the Educational Resource Library is customized to three levels, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Moving to a skills based model will
allow you to more accurately track your advancement
along the professional development continuum. Later
phases of the library will get to the core of CMSAs education strategic initiative.
With the development of Career Pathways, CMSA
will define core competencies for case/care managers and
allow members to create personalized, specific growth
pathways. Member benefits like CMSA's Educational
Resource Library are the real tangible tools members can
use to increase their strategic value to employers as well
as patients and their families. It is a great testimonial to
the CMSA strategic plan coming to life.

CAREERCENTER

Helping connect employees & employers

s the case management industrys


exclusive resource for online employment connections, CMSAs CareerCenter is here to work for you. Visit
www.cmsa.org/careers to find both Job
Seeker Links and Employer Links.
Post a resume at no fee and let the employers come to you. Log on today to
find out about all the job-hunting and
employee-finding resources that CMSAs
CareerCenter has to offer you or your
organization!

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LINKS:

Browse current jobs available


by search criteria.
View all available jobs.
New jobs that match your search
criteria will be emailed weekly
to you.
Review jobs youve saved
for later.
Let employers find you. Post
your resume online today.
Use these resources to help you
advance your career .
Use the online posting form to
find qualified candidates now.
Search for qualified candidates
based on job specific
qualifications.
Create an online resume agent
to e-mail qualified candidates
right to your in-box daily.
Find the best product and price
to meet your staffing needs.
Are you hiring a contractor?
Click here to find out how you
can save time & money.

CMSA appreciates the developmental support of these E-Library sponsors:

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1/22/2008 3:14:50 PM

CMSA Corporate Partners


We are grateful for the contribution and
continued support of the following companies.
Please join us in thanking these companies for
their continuing support of the association and
case management profession. CMSAs Corporate
Partner Program offers interrelated educational

discounts, membership discounts, exclusive


national visibility 24/7 and much more! For
more information about Program participation
levels, benefits, and maximizing your companys
reach to case managers, visit www.cmsa.org.
Current as of January 1, 2008.

2008

Executive Partners
MedImmune, Inc.
sanofi-aventis

Founding Partners
ADVANCE for Long Term
Care Management
Allergan, Inc.
AstraZeneca
Boehringer Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Datachem Software, Inc.
Disetronic Medical Systems, Inc.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Evercare
Fourroux Prosthetics

Genzyme Corporation
Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics
Hill-Rom
KCI USA, Inc.
Medicom International, Inc.
Medtronic Diabetes
Northwestern University
Affiliated Transplant Center
The SCOOTER Store
United Resource Networks

Sustaining Partners
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
Centocor, Inc.
Coventry Health Care
CVS Caremark, Inc.

Cyberonics, Inc.
Interim HealthCare
Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals

Supporting Partners

Airborne Air Ambulance


Biomet Spine & Trauma
Davita
Greater Rochester
Independent Practice Assoc.
HCR Manor Care
Health Net, Inc.
MedCom Care Management, Inc.
Medtronic
National Healing Corporation

National Jewish Medical & Research Center


NeuroRestorative Specialty Centers
Orthofix, Inc.
Purdue Pharma L.P.
Smiths Medical MD, Inc.
SOOIL USA
University of Southern Indiana
Uroplasty, Inc.
Zoll Lifecor

Newcomer Partners
6

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Benchmark Medical, Inc.


Corphealth
Guardian Home Care

Mobility Works
PRN Family of Companies
SavaSeniorCare

TCS Healthcare Technologies


The Sisus Corporation

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CMSA CHAPTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS


& CONTACTS
ALABAMA
Birmingham/
Tuscaloosa

Huntsville

www.cmsabirmingham.org
Birmingham: 3rd Wed ea mo Lunch and Learn, 11:30a-1:00p,
April 23 Annual Conf, Cahaba Grand Conference Center
Bruno Conf Ctr, St. Vincents Med Ctr
Brenda Herren (205)325-8922, cmsabam@gmail.com
Tuscaloosa: (Extension of Birmingham)
Marietta Stanton, (205)348-1020, mstanton@bama.ua.edu
3rd Thurs ea mo - Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p, Huntsville Public Library
Ina Warboys, (256)824-2456, warboysi@uah.edu

ALASKA
Anchorage

Pending

2nd Tues of each month, 7:00a.


Primary meeting in Anchorage & teleconferences in AK cities,
including Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, & Bethel.
Pat Ennenga, (907) 729-3302, psennenga@southcentralfoundation.com

ARIZONA
Phoenix

www.cmsaaz.org
1st Thurs ea mo Dinner Mtg, 5:30p, Wyndham Buttes Resort, Tempe
Laura Bachrach (480)491-3040, shlockmark@msn.com

ARKANSAS
Fayetteville
Little Rock

Los Angeles

Sacramento
San Francisco

San Jose

www.cmsacolorado.org
Denver: 3rd Tues ea mo Educ. Bkfst, 8:00-9:00a, PSL Hosp Conf Rm
4th Tues ea qtr mo Educ. Dinner, 6:00p, loc varies.
Diane Zook, (303)765-3547, dianezook2@centura.org
Southern Colorado Extension:
2nd Tues every other mo Educ. Dinner, 6:00p, loc varies
Susan Levi, (719)487-0639, southerncoloradocmsa@yahoo.com

CONNECTICUT
www.ctcmsa.org
Hartford
2nd Wed ea mo Dinner Meetings 5:30p
Marcia Esson, (860)843-6263, marcia.esson@hartfordlife.com
DELAWARE
Newark

Gail Faraone, (302)733-5432, gfaraone@christianacare.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington www.geocities.com/cmsanca/
Melanie Prince, (240)857-7079, president@cmsnca.com
FLORIDA
Dade/
Broward
Counties
Ft. Walton
Beach
Jacksonville

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GEORGIA
Atlanta
Augusta

www.southfloridacasemanagement.com
2nd Wed ea mo Educ. Prog. Mtgs/Times rotate Miami-Dade/Broward Cos
Scott Middleman, (954)214-3531, scott@blackdiamond.org
M. Pilchik, (954)455-7975, Membership@southfloridacasemanagement.com
3rd Tues ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:15a-1:00p, Olive Garden
Logene Solberg, (850)243-6464, logene34@yahoo.com
1st Thurs Educ. Mtgs Alternate Lunch 11:30a & Dinner 5:30p Prog.
Diane Miller, (904)307-3180, dianejm@bellsouth.net

www.cmsa-atlanta.com
2nd Tues every other mo Educ. Dinner, 5:30-7:30p, loc. vary
Pat McCutchen, (404)522-7318, patmccutchen@bellsouth.net
1st Mon every other mo Educ. Dinner, 6:00p
Maureen Wright, (706)823-5294, mwright@wrh.org

HAWAII
Honolulu

www.cmsahawaii.org
2nd Wed each mo Educ. Programs, loc. vary
Grace Beltran, (808)348-9168, gbeltran@medservco.com

ILLINOIS

INDIANA
Ft. Wayne
Indianapolis

3rd Thurs each month Educ. Programs & Events, loc varies
April 4-5 CCM Prep Course
Diana Powell, (559)661-9159, asthmaqueen@comcast.net
www.cmsa-scc.org
3rd Thurs in Sept, Nov, 7:30-11:30a,
Loc. rotates in Orange County, LA County, & Inland Empire
Dale Prince, (714)222-2664, info@cmsa_scc.org
3rd Wed Sept Dinner Mtg, 5:30-8:00p
Terese Green, (916) 875-9843, greent@saccounty.net
1st Wed every other mo Educ. Dinner Mtg, 5:30-7:30p
Jennifer Avian, (415)600-6643, avianj@sutterhealth.org
www.thebaychapter-cmsa.org
1st Wed even mo Educ. Dinner, 5:30-7:30p, Belmont Village
James Sepeda, (510)732-8315, jsepeda@coramhc.com

COLORADO
Denver/
Colorado
Springs

FLORIDA Continued ...


www.centralfloridacmsa.org
Orlando
4th Thurs ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p, Bahia Shrine Aud
Marilyn Doty, (407)691-5440, marilyn.doty@flhosp.org
RSVP: Lisa Bloder, (407)466-7326
Panama City 4th Thurs ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p, The Outback Rest.
Lynn Simpson, (850)819-3410, lsimpson59@knology.net

Chicago
3rd Wed every other mo Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p, loc varies
Albert Beadle (479) 445-7198 awbeadle@hotmail.com
www.cmsa-littlerock.org
3rd Tues ea mo Educ. Mtg, 11:30a-1:00p,
St. Vincents Infirmary, St. Vincent DePaul Room
Karen Delavan, (501)227-5553, kdelavan@gmail.com
Lisa Thompson, (501) 901- 7882, lisathompson5659@sbcglobal.net

CALIFORNIA
Fresno

CMSAs Affiliate Chapter Contact List can be


accessed online under the Membership tab.

IOWA
Des Moines

www.cmsachicago.org
2nd Tues Dinner Mtg, 5:30-8:00p, loc. vary
Wendy Conners, (630)406-1387, wendyconners@comcast.net
Chapter Voicemail (630)415-2203
Educ. Mtgs. loc. & dates vary
2nd Tues odd months, Board Mtg, 7:30a
Mary Anne Schafer, (260)691-3226, maryaschaefer@earthlink.net
www.cmsaci.org
3rd Wed ea mo Educ. Mtg, 3:00p, St. Lukes Utd Methodist Church
Douglas Pointon, (317)962-2807, dpointon@clarian.org
www.cmsaia.org
Nov. Educ. Mtg, 5:30-7:00p, Urbandale Public Library
Janet Clausen, (515)245-2387, janet.clausen@americanenterprise.com

KENTUCKY
Lexington
Louisville
Pending

Elizabeth Roberts (859)254-4344, EBRAssociates@insightbb.com


Sharon Dills, (501)455-8229, sharon.dills@va.gov

LOUISIANA
New Orleans
Shreveport

Julie Valdes, (504)833-8685, julie.valdes_gscm@cox.net


Jodi Ridley, (504)833-8586, jsridley@cox.net
3rd Thurs ea month Educ. Lunch, Noon, loc vary
Karen Barnes, (318)675-6918, Kbarn1@lsuhsc.edu

MARYLAND
Baltimore
MICHIGAN
Detroit
Grand
Rapids/
Kalamazoo

www.cmsachesapeake.org
Janet Riensel, (410)381-2806, jmreinsel@comcast.net
www.cmsadetroit.org
Ann Meier, (734)728-5735, ameier2745@aol.com
www.cmsa-westmi.com
3rd Tues of Sept & 2nd Tues in Nov Educ. Dinner, 5:30-8:00p,
Loc varies in SW Michigan
Connie Keene, (269)624-6343, connie.keene@michigan.alarisadvantage.com

MINNESOTA
Minneapolis

Maggie Piehowski, (612)676-3611, mapiehowski@yahoo.com

MISSOURI
Kansas City

www.cmsa-kc.com
Peggy Ledgerwood, (816)353-6077, pledger816@aol.com

Springfield

www.ozarkscmsa.org/cmsa
3rd Tues ea mo Educ. Mtg
Candy McGuire, (417)269-0661, KCM7838@myway.com
www.cmsastl.com
3rd Wed ea mo Educ. Mtg, 12:00-1:00p, Carpenters Hall
Linda Hobkirk, (636)928-9494, lhobkirk@sbcglobal.net

St. Louis

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PENNSYLVANIA

MISSISSIPPI

Danville

Meetings in Sept & Nov, time & loc vary


Mary Zenyuh, (570)271-6873,mzenyuh@thehealthplan.com

Philadelphia

www.nebraskacmsa.org
2nd Thurs ea mo time & loc vary
Jan Benes, (800)363-4272, jbenes@neb.rr.com

www.cmsaphilly.org
2nd Thurs ea mo Educ. Dinner, 5:30p-8:00p,
Doubletree, Plymouth Meeting
Debra Erthal, (610)272-0596, erthal123@verizon.net

Pittsburgh

Las Vegas

3rd Tues every other month Educ Seminars


1st Thurs ea. month CCM Prep Course
Sandy Sepich, (702)683-2566, ssepich@msn.com

www.cmsapgh.org
Quarterly Educ Dinner (Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr)
5:30-8:00p, loc vary
Maureen Duncan, (412)371-9154,
maduncan13@comcast.net

TENNESSEE

Reno

3rd Tues ea mo Educ Mtgs, 4:30p, Loc Varies


Vickie Wright, (775)560-9997, vickiewright@sbcglobal.net

Jackson

Polly Cowden, RN, CCM (601)200-6768,


pcowden@stdom.com

NEBRASKA
Omaha

NEVADA

NEW ENGLAND
(Extensions
in MA, NH,
ME, & RI )

www.cmsne.org
Various programs throughout the region
Maureen Ferguson, (603)329-7481, cmsne@cmsne.org

NEW JERSEY
Woodbridge

Jaqueline Ganzalez, (732)636-2166,


jackalbsn@comcast.net

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque

www.cmsanm.com
3rd Thurs Educ. Mtg, 7:30a, Best Western Rio Grande
Oct 4 &5 Annual Conf A Rainbow of Opportunity
Susan Hazeltine (505)816-2075,
susan_hazeltine@bcbsnm.com

NEW YORK
Hudson
Valley

www.hvcmsa.org
1st Wed ea mo Educ Mtgs, Sept-June, time & loc vary
Nancy Heitman, (914)739-9150, nanat24@optonline.net

Long Island

www.cmsali.org
Claudia Curtis, (631)757-4511, cicicurtis@yahoo.com

New York
City

www.cmsa-nyc.org
Marianne DiMola, (212)358-5963,
mdimola@pathway-medical.com

NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
Charlotte

Fayetteville

Greensboro/
Pinehurst

Raleigh

www.cmsawnc.org
Quarterly Educational Dinner, loc vary
Susan Greene, (828) 258-1150, greenes@coramhc.com
www.cmsacharlottemetro.org
2nd Tues ea mo Educ. Dinner, 5:45p, loc vary
Ame Fuss, (803)417-3042,
ame.fuss@carolinashealthcare.org
2nd Tues Educ Mtg 6:00 pm,
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
Leah Brown (910)609-7028,
lcbrown@capefearvalley.com
http://cmsa-nc-piedmont-triad.org
3rd Tues every other mo Educ. Dinner, 5:30-8:00p,
Advance Home Care
Helen Judd, (336)718-6759, hwjudd@novanthealth.org
Pinehurst: 1st Tues every other mo, rotate Moore Co. loc
Denise Conn, (910)715-1280,
dconn@firsthealth.org
www.trianglecmsa.org
Vicki Zamzow, (336)343-3327,
victoriaRN75@gmail.com

Chattanooga

www.chattanoogacmsa.org
2nd Tues ea mo - Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p,
Diagnostic Medical Center
Jane Smith, (423) 535-3239, Jane_Smith@BCBST.com

Knoxville

www.tnvalleycmsa.org
3rd Tues ea mo - Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p,
Rothchilds Catering
Sheryl Hiers, (865) 373-1478, Shiers@covhlth.com

Memphis

2nd Tues ea mo Educ Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p,


Memphis Public Library
M. Hathcock, (901)227-6393,
manesha.hathcock@bmhcc.org

Nashville

www.cmsa-tn.org
2nd Wed ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:30a,
Centennial Medical Center
Mar 7-8 CCM Prep Course
Kim Gleason, (615)324-4780,
kim.gleason@HCAHealthcare.com

TEXAS
Dallas

www.dfwcmsa.com
3rd Tues ea mo Educ. Dinner, 5:30-8:00p, Grapevine
BK Kizziar, (817)421-8040,
BKANDASSOC@worldnet.att.net

Houston

www.cmsahouston.com
2nd Wed ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:30a, Houston Grand Plaza
Kathy Fraser, (281) 829-3432,
kathleen.fraser@zurichna.com

Odessa

Ross Padgett, (432)978-7497,


frpadgett@mbhealthcare.com

San Angelo

Jana Bailey, (325)659-3906,


jbailey@triumph-healthcare.com

San
Antonio

www.accmsa.com
2nd Wed ea mo Educ. Dinner, 5:30-7:00p, loc vary
Terri Payne, (210)273-6282, tpayne003@satx.rr.com

Pending
Pending

VERMONT
Montpelier
VIRGINIA
Richmond

www.cvccmsa.org
3rd Tues every other month
Dinner Club, Oct 11, Nov 8
Lee Bank,(804) 273-0038, lbank@vmlins.org
Betty Overby (804) 747-8575, medrehab@worldnet.att.net

Hampton
Roads

Diana Laing (757)953-5252,


dglaing@mar.med.navy.mil

WASHINGTON
Seattle

www.wmcma.org
2nd Thurs ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:00a-1:00p,
Univ Womens Club
Marcia Bartlett, (206)285-4066, marciabartlett@comcast.net

Spokane

Meeting dates & loc vary


Jeff Frater (509) 570-3822, iecma.spokane@yahoo.com

OHIO
Cincinnati

www.sov-cmsa.org
Sheila Cottle, (513)742-1111,
scottle@cinci.rr.com

OKLAHOMA
OK City

www.cmsa-ok.org
3rd Thurs ea mo - Lunch Mtg, 11:30a,
Sportsmans Country Club
Jeanie Mitchell (405) 752-0767, jwilliams261@cox.net

Tulsa

Tiffany Murray (918)274-5069, tmurray@sjmc.org

WISCONSIN
Green Bay

3rd Thurs in Sept, Nov Educ. Dinner, 5:30p-8:00p,


Ramada Inn
Susan Finch Brown, (920)748-9726,
suefinchbrown@msn.com

Madison

4th Thurs ea mo Educ. Programs, 5:30-8:00p,


Comfort Inn of Madison
Apr 21 Annual Conf The Spirit of Case Management
Patricia Senter, (608)821-4208,
patricia.senter@uwmf.wisc.edu

Milwaukee

www.cmsamilwaukee.com
1st Thurs in Feb, April, June, Aug, Dec- time/loc. vary
Jeanne Hicken, (414)861-CMSA,
jhicken@cmsamilwaukee.com

OREGON
Portland

FebMar08TCR.indd 8

www.omcmg.org
1st Thurs ea mo Educ. Lunch, 11:30a-1:00p,
Oregon Med Assn
Mary Ellen Pierce (503)214-2886,
MPierce540@aol.com

www.greenmountainchapter.org
Amy Bannister, (802)847-6255, amy.bannister@vtmednet.org

NATIONAL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Peter Moran, RN,C, BSN, MS, CCM
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Jeff Frater, RN, BSN, CCM
VICE PRESIDENT
Margie P. Chu, RN, BSN, MPA, RNC,
CCM, CPHQ
SECRETARY
Carolyn Simon, MSN, RN, CPUR,
CCM
TREASURER
Pat Aguis, RN, BS, A-CCC, CCM,
CPHQ
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Connie Commander, RN, BS, CCM,
ABDA, CPUR
MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Mary Beth Newman, RN, MSN,
A-CCC, CMAC, CCP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN

DIRECTORS
Terry Kelley, RN, BSN, PHN, CCM,
Mary Beth Newman, RN, MSN,
A-CCC, CMAC, CCP
Rebecca Perez, RN, CCM, CPUR,
CPUM
Melanie Ann Prince, MSN, CCM,
RN.C, CNA
Teri Treiger, RN, MA, CCM, CPUR
Chapter Presidents
Council Chair:
Cheryl Humphrey, RN, BS, MS, CCM

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
AEAM: Susan Rogers, RN-BC, BSN, CCM
Editorial Advisory Committee:
Connie Commander,
RN, BS, CCM, ABDA, CPUR

Jeff Frater, RN, BSN, CCM


Peter Moran, RN,C, BSN, MS, CCM
CMAG Business Unit:
Peter Moran, RN,C, BSN, MS, CCM
CMOY/AOSE:
Tess Trammel, BSN, CCM
CMS Liaison:
Linda Colantino, BA, RN, CCM
Collaborative Practice Advisory:
Peter Moran, RN,C, BSN, MS, CCM
Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN
Education: Nancy Skinner, RN, CCM
Public Policy Committee:
Peggy Leonard, MS, RN,C, FNP, Cm
Carol Gleason,
MM, RN, CRRN, CCM, LRC

Industry Council:
Deborah Gutteridge, MS
International Liaison:
Connie Sunderhaus, RN, CCM
Military / Dept. of Defense / Tricare:
Ginnean Quisenberry, MS, MSN, RN
Lt. Col. Glenda Mitchell, USAF, NC
Nominating Committee:
Connie Commander,
RN, BS, CCM, ABDA, CPUR

Past Presidents Advisory Group:


Jeff Frater, RN, BSN, CCM
Veterans Administration:
Linda Foster, RN, MSN

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