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Monday, January 12, 2015
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

Professional CM Certification

There are a number of compelling reasons for CMs to achieve a professional health care certification including:

  • Acquiring advanced knowledge and skills in a sub-specialty health care practice
  • Achieving national recognition for attainment of knowledge and skills by meeting established standards of advanced practice
  • Enhancing and expanding individual health care practice
  • Increasing individual marketability
  • Being viewed as a credentialed expert in a practice specialty
  • Becoming part of a network of recognized and certified health care specialists

Professional certification has been linked to positive patient, system, and professional outcomes.

[Reference: CM Role in HC, AF, all courses]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Professional CM Competencies

"Case Managers should strive to practice at the top of their professional licensure; always seeking to advance their knowledge toward the competencies which serve to underlie that practice."

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
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[Reference: CM Role in HC, AF, all courses]

  Improving Patient Care...  

Professional CM Standards of Practice

The Standards of Practice for Case Management has been based on an understanding that case management is an advanced practice within the varied health care professions that serves as a foundation for case management. The Standards are offered to present the range of skills that are integral to the practice of case management including:

  • Core functions
  • Roles
  • Responsibilities
  • Relationships

[Reference: CM Role in HC, AF, all courses]


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