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COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: MD Department of Health

If you are struggling wit Stress, Fear, Anxiety:

Resources from our local Goverment to help Cope:

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_Maintaining_Mental_Health.pdf

Resources for more information about who is infected and what to look out for:

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Stay at home order by Governor Hogan: 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-stay-at-home-hogan-covid-19-20200330-pmid22rvirdwbppx4xpgjadoim-story.html

 

SAVE LIVES, STAY HOME!!!!!

 

 

Tip Today: UnitedHealthcare - Prior Authorization guidance

UnitedHealthcare - We've just updated our Prior Authorization guidance during this national emergency

UnitedHealthcare Closely Monitoring COVID-19

We’ve just issued a press release updating our Prior Authorization guidance during this national emergency. Please visit uhcprovider.com/pa-covid19 to learn more.

The health of our members and the safety of those who deliver care are our top priorities. We’re taking action and providing resources to support our members and providers during this challenging time.

Also, you can also find the latest information on our Telehealth policies, coding guidelines, early prescription refills,  and member coverage updates. Follow the links on uhcprovider.com or search for COVID-19 Updates in the search bar at the top of the web page.

Please cascade this information as needed.

 

**Lets Pull Together and Get through this!!

Any Tips for Us to Share on Our Website Please Email to [email protected]

 

 

COVID-19: Kids and Free Box Lunch locations

The CDC Recommends – How to talk to children about Coronavirus

  • Remain calm and reassuring.
  • Make yourself available to listen and to talk.
  • Avoid language that might blame others and lead  to stigma.
  • Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio, or online.
  • Provide information that is honest and accurate.
  • Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs.

 

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3IXcoMY2YhkR4flAJEUCbI78c-7ZXSVXasj9g8-elQig1CJgAd8SPmNDE

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

***FREE BOX LUNCH LOCATIONS FOR AGES 2-18 IS ATTACHED TO OUR MEETINGS DROPDOWN> PAST MEETING NOTES> FIRST ITEMS IN THE LIST: PLEASE SHARE

 

Licensed Social Work Discount!!! HURRY EXPIRES 3/31

LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS DISCOUNT FOR THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAY 1ST IS LIVE!!!!!

EXPIRES ON 3/31 

HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH!!!!

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER: ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING YOU THERE!

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected]

**PLEASE BE HONEST BECAUSE WE WILL BE DOUBLE CHECKING YOUR LICENSE**

 

Chapter Excellence and Innovation Awards Awarded in Las Vegas

CMSA is proud to announce the recipients of the Chapter Excellence and Innovation Awards which were honored at the 29th Annual Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2019. 

The CEIA awards recognize chapters that embody the CMSA Mission "to promote the growth & value of case management and to support the evolving needs of the case management professional."

 

Happy 20 Year Anniversary CMSA of the Chesapeake

Thank you to all of our past and present Members, Non-Members, Sponsors/Exhibitors, and Board of Directors for a Wonderful 20 years of Dedication to CMSA.

We work every year to improve your access to education credits and will continue that for years to come. Our chapter would like to reach so many more Case Managers, Social Workers, and Worker's Comp employees in the upcoming future and hope all will help us in doing that. 

Happy 20 Year Anniversary CMSA of the Chesapeake!

 

Local News and CEUs: MD Department of Health Invites Comments on State Plans....

 The Maryland Department of Health Invites Comments on the Proposed Changes to the way certain state plan participants and families obtain and manage their services.

The Community First Choice Program and Community Personal Assistance Services are Medicaid state plan services for people who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLS) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLS).  The programs provide assistance with activities of daily living to qualifying Medicaid recipients who have a chronic illness, medical condition or disability which includes individuals living with a brain injury. These services are intended help people get the supports that they need to stay in the community in their own homes instead of living in an institution or transitioning individuals from institutions back to the their own homes in the community. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has proposed a processing for implementing a self-directed service option to its CPAS and CFC services. 

The traditional model of services managed through a provider agency will still be available. Participants can choose move from self directed services to traditional by contacting their Supports Planner to submit a change to their service plan. Additionally, MDH is proposing to change the management of transition service funds to be changed from individual supports planning agencies to one fiscal management services (FMS) vendor for the entire state.  The FMS vendor will also be responsible for training participants in becoming an employer and rights and responsibilities of self direction. This change was made because the supports planning agencies lacked capacity to continue to administer transition service funds.

For people with brain injury and their caregivers, it is important to note that the proposed self directed services model does not change the rule that prohibits legally liable relatives from becoming the personal assistance providers for their family member. However, the new model does allow the participant to designate someone else to direct their services under the self directed service model. Generally, the addition of the self directed models allow participants and families additional options for how to obtain and manage their services.

The public has the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Send your comments [email protected].   Links are imbedded above that link to federal or state definitions used to define the terms for purposes of the CFC and CPAS programs.

 

Maryland Governor Signs a Federal All-Payer Health Contract:

  • This contract Gov. Larry Hogan signed should creat incentives to improve care while saving money.

For the full article click this link: Maryland Governor Signs Federal All-Payer Health Contract

 

Maryland State Retirees: 2019 Retiree Prescription Drug Coverage is Changing

  • Medicare-Eligible Retirees Prescription Drug Coverage is ending December 31,2018.
  • Retirees will have to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan in the Open season of October 15th- December 7th or they will NOT have prescription drug coverage.

For the Full Story and more information click this link:http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/benefits/Pages/Retirees.aspx

If your patients need help or more information here is a link for how Medicare Part D works: https://www.medicare.gov/part-d/index.html


FREE EDUCATION CEUs

Members only: FREE CEUs

Highlighting FREE(Members only) CEUs on cmsa.org > Educational Resource Library > Courses >  Ethics(CCM approved Ethics Hrs)> Title: The Ethics Transformation

Online Course by Kathy Fraser

Course Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the Ethical issues, challenges, and opportunities faced as Managed Care Professionals.
  • Recognize ethical red flags that occur when there is more than one stakeholder or point of view.
  • Apply your acquired knowledge to develop a solution for specific situations.
  • Be more confident in your decision making capabilities concerning Ethical situations.

 

***This is only ONE of OVER 100 Free CEUs on our National Website***

This PDF is more information on Nationals Education Library: 2018 Education Library Resource

 

 

CMSA Company Membership Benefits

CMSA's Company Membership Program can save your company up to 50% per member.  The more employees you sign up the higher the discount!

By clicking this link:

CMSA Company Membership Information

You can find out more information about how to join and all of the benefits for your company and its employees.

 

If you have any questions please contact us at: [email protected]

 

 

 

NEW UPDATES: Member Area Opportunities

There are now 2 FREE CEU Opportunities on our Member website.  All you have to do is go into our Member Area> Login> click on Education CEUs. 

We appreciate your continued membership!