Our News & Updates

November 17, 2016
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Update on Iowa Medicaid Privatization

At the Nov. 15 CMSA-IA educational forum, Director of Government Affairs at the Iowa Medical Society Dennis Tibben discussed the privatization of Iowa Medicaid. His purpose was to provide clinical requirements and program information to Case Managers in order to assist with Care Plan development …

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September 1, 2016

2016 Annual Conference FAQs

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden *Register by Sept. 25 for a $10 discount* What is the Annual Conference? The Annual Conference is a one-day event held by the Iowa Chapter of the Case Management Society of …

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February 15, 2016
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CMSA-Wisconsin: Spring Conference

In solidarity with a CMSA chapter in Wisconsin, please note a spring conference this April in Madison:   Case Management Society of America, Madison Area Chapter Spring Conference April 18th, 2016 TOPIC:  Pain Management; Engage, Empower, Enhance, & Enable 6 CEU’s available for NASW, CCM, + …

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February 8, 2016
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Multistate Licensure: Ill. State Senator Pamela Althoff on the Nursing Licensure Compact

Illinois State Senator Pamela Althoff is the sponsor for the Nursing Licensure Compact bill (SB 2214). She made a YouTube video in support of the Compact – please pass it on! What Can You Do to Support Multistate Licensure? 1. Keep an eye on www.ncsbn.org for updates on the …

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November 12, 2015
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Discounted Membership Until Nov. 30!

CMSA-IA members had a blast at this year's conference. Join us for educational opportunities, networking and FUN! Are you on the fence about becoming a member?! Well get ready to jump - join our chapter before November 30 and get $25 off your membership! Thanks ...
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November 9, 2015
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From Our Conference

Our 2015 conference at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center was a hit! Visit our Facebook page for all the photos, but here’s a snapshot of the day:  

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September 9, 2015

Register for the Annual Conference

Register online! CMSA-IA is pleased to announce that our October annual conference will provide 8.4 contact hours or .84 CEUs! Download the conference brochure and learn more about the agenda and speakers. Our fantastic agenda includes insight from fields including Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Law and …

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April 20, 2015

U.S. Senate Repeals Medicare’s ‘Sustainable Growth Rate’ Payment Formula

Early last week, a 92-8 bipartisan Senate vote repealed Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula, which was used to calculate Medicare payment rates to physicians. According to the reform supporter American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the new bill preserves seniors' and children's access to care. ...
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February 12, 2015

At the Iowa Legislature: Bill Would Ban Smoking on Casino Floors

The Iowa house and senate are once again reviewing the state statute that allows commercial casinos an exemption from the 2008 state-wide ban on smoking in public places. According to a Des Moines Register article (Bill Would Ban Smoking on Casino Floors in Iowa, Jan. 20, 2015), …

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January 6, 2015

PASSED! CMSA-Supported Bill Prioritizes Critical Care

The following summary was provided by the national CMSA organization. We at CMSA-IA share it here to show our support and enthusiasm for the Critical Care Assessment & Improvement Act of 2014, which calls for a comprehensive evaluation of America’s critical care system. On Nov. 20, …

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