Welcome!

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.

July 2020 Presidents Message for Central Virginia Case Managers

Greetings Central Virginia Case Managers!

I hope this message finds you safe and well.

CVC CMSA Board Ballot and Committee Membership

For CVC CMSA Members, the CVC CMSA 2020/2021 Ballot will be posted soon! Please take a few minutes to participate in our election.

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 Virtual Conference, 30 Years of Care Transitions Across the Full Continuum, kicked off on June 28. It is amazing how quickly National CMSA was able to convert from abrick and mortar conference to a virtual one. While there were some intial technical difficulties, they were quickly resolved, and the conference was fantastic. For those of you that registered, the deadline for accessing the site has been extended until July 31, so you have additional time to obtain the maximum number of CEs and visit the virtual Exhibit Hall.

I am very excited to announce that during the conference Chapter Excellence and Innovation Awards ceremony, CVC CMSA was recognized and received the 2020 CEIA for Educational Programing. What an honor and privilage to receive this award!

Annual Membership Meeting

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually in late August. Be on the look-out for an announcement soon. We will be intalling our new Board members as well as having an educational presentation.

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]

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. We will be integrating our 2020 Case Management Week Celebration into the conference:

New Members

If you are a new member to CVC CMSA, we welcome you to our Chapter! We are so excited to have you join us! Please be on the look-out for a Welcome email from our website and follow the directions to activate your website account. It is important to establish this account so that you can receive the member discounts for our educational events.

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.

CMSA Pins

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)

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