Chapter Chatter Summer 2019 Print

President's Report

Award of Excellence for Public Policy and Advocacy

I am so proud of our Chapter! At the Annual CMSA Conference held recently in Las Vegas, our Chapter was recognized and presented with the "Award of Excellence for Public Policy and Advocacy 2019".

2019 has been a very busy year for SOV CMSA! The April Education meeting on Medical Marijuana presented by Tearea Roland was excellent! Workplace Bullying presented in May by Peggy Berry was a catalyst for discussion regarding nurses in the workplace. And we have more education events planned.

Janet Coulter,  President SOV CMSA    

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Congratulating Our New Members

Join to receive member benefits not only from CMSA but also SOV-CMSA.

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Continuing Education Update

There are 2 FREE webinars coming up in the next 2 months! These webinars offer complimentary CCM credit and are being made available to MEMBERS and NONMEMBERS! The first webinar "Continence Management for Case Management: How to Improve Care and Prevent Complications" was attended by 41 case managers who received one free CCM credit.  

The second webinar "Incontinence Associated Dermatitis: Preventing and Managing Skin Injuries" is being offered July 17th at 7PM and repeated on July 18th at Noon. These webinars have been approved by The Commission for Case Management Certification for 1 contact hour. Remember that there is no cost. The CCM certificate will be emailed to you once you complete the evaluation. You MUST be on the webinar the entire time. (FYI The sponsor's metrics show if someone logs off early or navigates away from the webinar. This is a requirement our sponsor has to adhere to.). Special thanks to FIRST QUALITY and Christine Pruneau RN, BSN, RAC-CT for sponsoring the webinars!

Watch your emails and our web site www.sov-cmsa.org for registration information! Information on the third webinar will be available soon.

Webinars are another way your Board of Directors is trying to bring continuing education credit offerings to you, our valued members. Please let me know how this format works for you.

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Member Only Benefits!

Complimentary Fall Conference Registration Contest: 

For every education meeting attended between April and September 2019, members will receive a chance to win a free registration for the SOV-CMSA Conference on October 19, 2019 at Receptions in Loveland. The webinars are also included in this promotion. Hope to see you at the August Dinner Education Meeting!

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Member Spotlight

With over 30 years’ experience in nursing, Marcia Lange has an in-depth understanding of the healthcare and insurance industry from both the provider and payer side. She has been employed with CareSource for almost 12 years, a not-for-profit managed care organization for Medicaid and Medicare lines of business serving in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and West Virginia. She is currently Director of Medicare Advantage and Dual Special Needs Plan with responsibilities of leadership over case management to achieve quality and member experience goals. Previously, she held the position of Director Medicaid Case Management leading progressive model enhancements from telephonic to high risk community based and then population health models. Before her experience at CareSource, she held positions at various health care focused companies including commercial insurance and acute care facilities. Marcia has extensive experience in case management, disease management, utilization management, and quality improvement. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bowling Green State University and is a Certified Case Manager. She has two grown daughters and three grandchildren and resides in Liberty Township with her husband and two cats. Some favorite hobbies include traveling, snorkeling and hiking. Marcia is a national and local CMSA member and is currently serving as Secretary-Elect for SOV CMSA. Membership is an important component of continued professional development and networking. Devoting time to our profession is important for case managers to be able to successfully advocate for our patients/members and garner the respect to be heard by our legislators for policy change.

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Sponsor & Exhibitor Spotlight

SOV-CMSA has a total of 533 Members and Guests who are professional case managers! If your organization is interested in promoting your resources contact SOV-CMSA at [email protected] or go to our website www.sov-cmsa.org.

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