The Central Virginia chapter of CMSA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management.  Its leadership programs, educational forums, and breadth of tools and resources enable case management professionals to ensure more positive outcomes for individual patients’ healthcare needs. Case management professionals help patients get healthier, faster; and help curtail the exorbitant costs that too often afflict the nation’s health care system. To further the professional knowledge and career opportunities of its members, CMSA also offers a number of education programs.

June 2020 Presidents Message for Central Virginia Case Managers

Greetings Central Virginia Case Managers!

In addition to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, our nation is now dealing with long over due social injustices...both events affecting health care delivery. Please know that National and CVC CMSA appreciate what you do each and every day to ensure that your clients and patients receive the quality care that they deserve.

CVC CMSA Board Recruitment

CVC CMSA is currently soliciting members to run for our 2020-2021 Board. Elections will take place early Summer and officers will be inducted in August at our Annual Membership Meeting. This year, we will be electing a Treasurer and Secretary (the Bylaws require that candidates for these positions have served on the Board previously). We also have two Member at Large positions open to all members that have been a CVC member for at least a year. Members will be receiving an email with information about each of these positions. If you are interested and want to get your name on the ballot, please contact Paula Simpson, Nomination Chairperson at: [email protected] 

We are also recruiting members to serve on one of our committees which include: Awards/Recognition, Bylaws/Policies and Procedures, Education/Event Planning, Finance, Hospitality/Membership, Nomination, Public Policy, Publicity/Website, Scholarship, Charity and Community Service and Sponsor.  Please contact Derenda Lovelace at: dflovelace @aol.com to sign up for a committee.

National CMSA Conference

The 30th Annual National CMSA Conference, 30 years of Care Transitional Across the Full Continuum of Care, originally scheduled for Boston Jul 28 - June 2, will now be virtual. Sessions will be available on demand for one week after the conference dates. The registration fee is $575 which includes 1 year National and Local memberships, ability to earn up to 71 CEs, pre and post conference sessions, access to all session handouts and a virtual exhibit hall with door prizes. For more information and to register, go to https://conference.cmsa.org . I hope you can take advantage of this awesome opportunity!

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has financially impacted (loss of job, furloughed or pay cut) some of our case management colleagues. The CMSA Foundation has received grant money to provide scholarships for conference registrations but would like to offer more. Donations for this fund can be made at: cmsafoundation.org/2020 fund. Please help a colleague if you are able...any amount will be appreciated. The more money collected, the more scholarships that can be funded.If you would like to apply for a scholarship go to: http://www.cmsafoundation.org/2020-conference.

Spring Education Meeting

Many thanks to Medi Home Hospice and Soldality Respite INC for presenting our Spring Webinar Progam, Hospice 101 in 2020, on June 2, 2020. We had 30 case managers participate to include members from the Hampton Roads, VA and Chesapeake, MD Chapters.

Please consider contacting Medi Home Hospice if you have clients in need of hospice services. Medi Home hospice has multiple locations throughout Virginia to serve your patients. Their mission is that everyone deserves a passing with dignity and peace. Hospice care is about adding quality of life to those facing a life-limiting illness, servicing both the patient and family with emotional and physical support. Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits pay for hospice care at no cost. Most private insurances also pay for hospice services. A special team of caregivers include physicians, register nurses, chaplains, home health aides, social workers, trained volunteers, bereavement counselors and even physical, occupational and speech therapy as appropriate. Medi Home Hospice is truly honored to be a part of this journey. Let them help! Contact: Shelia Stells, Area Director of Marketing, Cell: 804-514-7633, [email protected]

Annual Membership Meeting

Information will soon be posted about our Annual Membership Meeting in August....just not sure yet if it will be in person or virtual.

Spring Conference

As you know, CVC CMSA had to cancel our Spring conference because of COVID-19 social distancing requirements. However, we have rescheduled the conference for Oct 22, 2020 at The Place at Innsbrook. While we hope to be able to meet in person, we are also exploring a virtual option as a backup plan. Please save this date and we will contact you when registration is open.

Members Website Accounts

In order to access the member section for our website as well as receive the member rate for CVC CMSA events, CVC CMSA members are required to have a website account. Our Membership Committee is reaching out to members who have not established an account to remind them to do so. If you receive a Welcome email form the website, please follow the directions and activate your account.

Non-Member Mailing List Verifications

For Central Virginia case managers who are not members of CMSA but want to be on our mailing list, the website requires that you verify your email address. If you receive an email from our website, please verify your email so we can send you emails about our future activities and events.


If you are a CMSA member and do not have a CMSA pin, please contact Itanya Milligan Artis, Membership Chairperson at: [email protected] and she will send you one. We are currently out of CVC Chapter pins, but Itanya will be placing an order soon. We will let you know when they are available.

CMSA Membership

If you are a CMSA member, please know that CVC CMSA appreicates your membership. We could not be the membership we are without you! If you are not a member, we would like you to join us. Please see membership options below.

1-year membership National dues $170 + CVC CMSA Local Dues $35 = $205. There is also an option of making monthly due payments of $15/month.

Renew for 2 years National dues $310 ($30 savings)

$10 off National dues if you join online

CCM's receive a 20% ($34) discount on CMSA membership (discount code CCM20 for new members; current members need to call CMSA to renew)

Military/VA Rate: $123

National Student Rate: $110 (see National guidelines)

Retired National Rate: $85 (see National guidelines)

Register for CMSA's 30th Annual Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, June 28 - July 2 and 1-year membership is included with registration fee

For additional information about these offers, go to: www.cmsa.org/membership/join-now Please contact Member Services (501-225-2229) at National CMSA if you qualify for more than one discount.

Thanks again for all you do as case managers! Please stay safe and well!

Derenda Lovelace, MSN, RN-BC, CM

President, CVC CMSA



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