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SOURCE Commission for Case Manager Certification
Administration expert Dr. Mandy Cohen in CMLearning Network webinar Sept. 18
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With polls showing more than half of American's don't understand how they will be affected by the new insurance marketplaces set to open Oct. 1, a webinar from the Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission) offering expert guidance to case managers could hardly be more timely. The Commission's CMLearning Network™ will present a new webinar Sept. 18, 2013, featuring Mandy Cohen, MD, senior advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on navigating the new health care marketplaces.
The webinar, "Case managers as connectors, educators, advocates in the new insurance marketplace," is offered free of charge and will later be posted as a CMLearning Network resource for public access. The Commission's CMLearning Network features webinars, issue briefs and other learning tools designed to advance education and training of both the board-certified case manager and the professional case manager through certification, renewal and continuing education. Registration is free but limited to the first 500 that sign up; to register, click here. Board-certified case managers may register for the webinar to earn continuing education credit here (small fee applies).
State-based health insurance marketplaces, a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, are anticipated to expand coverage to millions of uninsured or underinsured people. Starting Oct. 1, consumers can apply for health coverage options through these marketplaces. Case managers, in their role as advocates, are the natural connectors to clarify the process for consumers who may find accessing new coverage a challenge.
The Commission recently announced that the Academy of Certified Case Managers has joined with the CMLearning Network in making CareManagement its official journal. Board-certified case managers now have direct access to this resource, which provides continuing education opportunities in each issue. The Commission also offers face-to-face training workshops for professional case managers to prepare for its Certified Case Manager (CCM®) credentialing exam. For more information about the workshops, offered Oct. 9-10, 2013; Feb. 25-26, 2014 and June 3-4, 2014, click here. More than 35,000 case managers hold board-certification through the CCM.
"The CMLearning Network is a hub for information about the current and future practice of high quality, patient-centered case management services," said Patrice Sminkey, the Commission's CEO. "As new elements of health care reform are implemented, the value of board-certified case managers as navigators and connectors in the health care system will continue to expand. The CMLearning Network is a critical resource for information on team-based care, transitions of care and other timely topics for case managers."
About the Commission for Case Manager Certification
The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited organization that certifies more than 30,000 professional case managers. The Commission is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that oversees the process of case manager certification with its CCM® credential. The Commission is positioned as the most active and prestigious certification organization supporting the practice of case management. For more information, visit www.ccmcertification.org, connect with CCMC on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CCM_Cert.
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