About Us

SAN DIEGO CHAPTER OF CMSA

MISSION STATEMENT ADVANCING CASE MANAGEMENT

  • To positively impact and improve patient well-being and health care outcomes by promoting the growth and value of case managers, and to support the evolving needs and development of the professional case manager; and by promoting professional collaboration across the healthcare continuum to advocate for the well-being of patients and improve health outcomes.

Who We Are:

  • San Diego CMSA is the local chapter of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). CMSA is a nationally recognized innovative 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization which serves as the largest collaborative case management professional association in the United States. We embrace care management professionals from a variety of disciplines, practice settings, skill levels, and professional capacities, including: Case Managers, Rehab Specialists, Students in CM programs, Care Managers, Physicians, Corporations Nurses, Health Coaches, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and other partners supporting the case management industry.

What is a Case Manager?

Definition of Case Management

  • Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.

Philosophy of Case Management

  • The underlying premise of case management is based in the fact that when an individual reaches the optimum level of wellness and functional capability, everyone benefits: the individuals being served, their support systems, the health care delivery systems and the various reimbursement sources.

  • Case management serves as a means for achieving client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, communication, education, identification of service resources and service facilitation. The case manager helps identify appropriate providers and facilities throughout the continuum of services, while ensuring that available resources are being used in a timely and cost-effective manner in order to obtain optimum value for both the client and the reimbursement source. Case management services are best offered in a climate that allows direct communication between the case manager, the client, and appropriate service personnel, in order to optimize the outcome for all concerned.

  • Certification determines that the case manager possesses the education, skills and experience required to render appropriate services based on sound principles of practice.