CMSNE Annual Conference
Emerging Trends in Healthcare: The Impact on Case Management
October 4 & 5, 2021 – Virtual
(registration closes 9/30/21)

2021 CMSNE Conference Summary and Objectives

Over the past decade, healthcare has emerged as one of the most important social and economic issues in our country.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has accelerated some of these changes. Technology has driven innovative treatments and practices that affect both patient and providers. These technologies have ushered in new regulations, while also creating potential ethical dilemmas surrounding their use.  Professional Case Managers need to advance their professional knowledge base to remain current and advocate for the best medically appropriate treatment options for the population they serve.  The use of medical marijuana and other alternatives methods of care have unknown implications that reach beyond the treatment to the patient’s family, work and living situations.  Health care equity remains a challenge for many groups, with innovative programs being developed and implemented for diverse patient community.  The complex health situations of the patients Case Managers serve requires a constant need for the advancement of their knowledge base regarding new emerging trends.  This conference will identify several challenges and provide the tools to better advocate for those with whom you serve.

Upon completion of the conference the attendees will have the knowledge to be able to:

  • Identify the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health
  • Identify challenges faced by a diverse patient community when accessing health care services and describe several strategies that can be implemented to help achieve health equity for these populations
  • Identify issues with the current scope of practice regarding the use of marijuana for treatment of medical conditions and the subsequent diverse impact of misuse
  • Identify the impact the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on the delivery of healthcare.

Virtual Sponsorship opportunities now available.  Sponsor agreement.  Consider sharing the prospectus with your vendor contacts.

Current sponsors

2021 CMSA State of the Industry

As the leading professional association providing collaboration across the healthcare continuum, CMSA has charged itself with gathering and reviewing relevant data to further support the profession. The 2021 State of the Industry results are in and we are excited to share them with you.
Here are a few highlights:
• Slight increase in the amount of case managers 40 and younger currently in the field as compared to 2019.
• Most often coordinated services include: home care, care transitions, and medical appointments.
• More than 80% receive on-the-job training with most reporting caseloads between 11-30.
• 36% do not measure acuity, but for those that do, acuity impacts the determination of caseloads in 2021.
• 83% of employers require a case manager certification.

Please join me and the CMSNE chapter in congratulating Patricia Noonan MBA, RN, CCM on receiving the CMSA 2021 Case Manager of the Year Award.  Watch official CMSA announcement and acceptance.

Pat is a strong advocate for CMSNE, CMSA and the Case Management profession. She is always available for advice or to pitch in where needed. She has been a great support to our organization, having served in many roles. Pat leads with kindness, grace and a truly generous spirit. Pat embodies what we should all strive for in our personal and professional lives. On behalf of CMSNE I would like to congratulate Pat Noonan as Case Manager of the Year 2021

Remarks from Nomination Letters:

Pat exhibits a commitment to Care Management and a desire to be on the forefront of the developments of our profession. As a leader she was a mentor to many, spreading knowledge of Transitional, Chronic, and Interdisciplinary Care Management as well as other programs and philosophies that have influenced our profession.    Kenneth King, RN, BSN, CCM

I can say without hesitation that Pat was known for promoting the professionalism and value of care management within our performance network and throughout the entire organization. Training and education was one of the key methods Pat utilized to keep care managers abreast of current trends and the changing needs
of patients.    Joanne Piper, MSN, RN, CCM

Pat’s knowledge of Case Management and her passion for the Profession is unparalleled and she has been a mentor to many Nurses. She has been an unwavering advocate for her patients and her peers and she is known as a professional that has the “right stuff” and is the “go to” individual when you need things done!   J0se M. Santoro, MBA

Pat has always managed these challenges with a quiet calm and in a professional manner. Locally, she worked as the Director for the Lahey ACO one of the first pioneer ACO’s in Massachusetts, training, grooming and mentoring community-based case managers.    Jenny Quigley-Stickney, RN, MSN, MHA, MA, CCM, ACM-RN 

Ms. Noonan is an advocate, mentor and passionate leader.    Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN

Douglas Cushman, RN, CCM
CMSNE President, 2019-21

Support the CMSNE Annual Scholarship Raffles

CMSNE Annual Scholarship raffles have gone virtual.  Help support the Scholarship Treasury by purchasing tickets for our 2 raffle opportunities.   Scholarship Raffle and Quilt Raffle.   Learn more about these raffles by clicking here, you will also be able to purchase tickets online from there.   


CMSNE Webinar On Demand Offerings now Available

CMSNE is now pleased to offer an on-demand library of pre-recorded continuing education offerings - please note these were prior offerings duplicate credits cannot be awarded. Register by clicking on session link below. Cost is $10 per offering.   These offerings are Online webinars via YouTube Recordings.

NEW Care Coordination: Is a comprehensive approach within 4 walls possible?  (offers 1.25 RN and CCM, 1 SW credits) Sponsored by American College of Physician Advisors and Vibra Hospital of Southeastern MA.   Available until 8/30/22.
NEW Innovations in Orthopaedics - What every Case Manager needs to know  (offers 3.25 RN & CCM credits for $15)   Sponsored by NHOC, Convenient MD, Corvel, Express MD/BOAC, Parkland Medical Center and PerforMix.   Available until 5/31/22.
The Impact of Advanced Care Planning during the Pandemic (offers 1.25 RN and CCM, 1 SW credits) Sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife and Honoring Choices Massachusetts.  Available until 4/30/22.
Clinical Guidelines to Managing Depression in Older Patients (offers 1.25 RN and CCM, 1 SW credits) Sponsored by Assisted Living Locators and Alosa Health.  Available until 4/30/22.
New models of accessing care for the Aging Adult Population - Panel
  (offers 1.25 RN and CCM, 1 SW credits) Sponsored by Interim Healthcare NH and Encompass Health. Available until 4/30/22.
Joy, Passion & Purpose, The Secret to Health, Resilience and Longevity (offers 1.25 RN & CCM contact hours, 1 SW hour) 
Helping Adults Start Seamless Planning Conversations from Simple to Serious Illness
(offers 1.25 RN & CCM ethics contact hours, 1 SW hour)   Conference sponsors for Building Strategies series Pfizer and Hebrew SeniorLife.
Long-Term Care, Short Term Rehab and Assisted Living: COVID-19 Pandemic (offers 1.25 RN and CCM credits) Sponsored by D'Youville Life and Wellness Community. Available until 11/30/21.

Your Cultural Competency Compass: Follow the Yellow Brick Road  (offers 1.25 RN & CCM ethics contact hours, 1 SW hour)   Continuing Education sponsor for Building Strategies series Spaulding Rehab Network and Partners Healthcare at Home
Leadership and Resilience: Supporting Ourselves and Each Other
  (offers 1.25 RN & CCM contact hours, 1 SW hour)  Sponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care
The NLC: The option to holding multiple state licenses
(offers 1 RN contact hour)
Navigating Anxiety and Depression during this Pandemic (offers 1.25 RN, CCM and 1 SW credit) Sponsored by HomeCare Connect.
Case Management and Understanding of Physical Therapy and Proper Documentation  (offers 1.25 RN & CCM credits) Sponsored by Coppola Physical Therapy