Case Management Society of New England’s
19th Hospital Based Case Management Conference
Safe Transitions of Care during the Opioid Crisis -
Practical and Ethical Dilemmas

Saturday, April 27, 2019  8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
The Forefront Meeting & Conference Center
Waltham, MA

“The challenge of the healthcare professional is to confront the growing impact of Opioid abuse on health and wellbeing while preserving the fundamental role of opioids for the treatment of pain and suffering.  Opioid Disuse Disorder is the result of this Crisis.”
Referenced from the Opioid Disuse Guide CMSA 2018

The Opioid Crisis and Disuse Disorder impacts the Professional Case Manager’s ability to generate and provide safe transitions of care.  This conference will aim to educate and empower the Professional Case Manager to understand the current Opioid Crisis and Disuse Disorder.  The attendee will be able to describe ethical and practical challenges facing the Case Manager coping with the Opioid Crisis. It will further provide practical solutions, resources and options for managing the Opioid Disuse Disorder for this patient population.   Discussions will include application of the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct and the CMSA Standards of Practice in navigating the obstacles encountered in advocating and treating patients affected by Opioid Disuse Disorder.

At the conclusion of this conference, the attendee will be able to: 

  • Describe ethical challenges, state regulations and new legislation that Professional Case Managers must cope with in dealing with opioid usages and misuse.
  • Identify treatment methods with Opioid Disuse Disorder and discuss ways healthcare professionals can impact treatment during transitions of care.
  • Recognize the importance of Professional Case Manager in addressing the opioid epidemic and be able to identify approved medications for Opioid Disuse Disorder.
  • Describe the medication assisted treatment options and nonpharmacological pain management strategies for working with patients challenged with the Opioid Disuse Disorder.
  • Apply the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct and the CMSA Standards of Practice to the ethical decision making, treatment and care of patients affected by Opioid Disuse Disorder.

Download conference brochure by clicking here.    Register online and save $5.   Sponsor/exhibitor opportunity are available for this event.  To download a copy of the Sponsorship agreement, click here.


CMSNE 2018 Case Manager of the Year and Award of Service Excellence 
Congratulations to Fran Egan and Charlene Long who were recognized for their Case Management achievements at CMSNE recent annual conference.

2018 CMOY
Frances “Fran” Egan, BSN, MPH, CCM, CRRN
2018 AOSE
Charlene Long, RN, BSN, ACM

Annual Conference Best Decorated Exhibit Booth
Congratulations to Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and Vibra Healthcare winners of the Best Decorated Exhibit Booths at the 2018 CMSNE Annual Conference

1st Place Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital2nd Place Vibra Healthcare


CMSA and CCMC Announce Collaboration

The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) announced an agreement today to work collaboratively to promote case manager professional development. CMSA will promote and support the CCM certification and, in turn, CCMC will promote and support membership in CMSA’s case management association. Under the agreement, CMSA members will receive a 20 percent discount when applying for the CCM as well as upon renewal. Those who hold the CCM certification will receive a 20 percent discount for CMSA membership.   Watch a video on new collaboration effort.
To receive discount contact member services at either of the organizations so that the discount is reflected on your renewal invoice.