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CMSA and ACPA Align to Collaborate on Healthcare Workforce Education

Edward P Hu  | Published on 3/31/2018

Case Management Society of America and American College of Physician Advisors Align to Collaborate on Healthcare Workforce Education

March 28, 2018
Little Rock, AR and Southfield, MI

The American College of Physician Advisors and the Case Management Society of America are pleased to announce an alliance to support the growth and education of case managers and physician advisors.

The collaboration is a natural one between the oldest and largest case management membership organization and the only physician-led, non-profit, physician advisor organization.

Both ACPA and CMSA are dedicated to strengthening the U.S. healthcare system and enabling a workforce that is ready to meet today’s healthcare needs. The roles of the case manager and physician advisor are naturally paired. They work shoulder to shoulder every day to improve patient outcomes, ensure compliance, and to deliver value to patients, providers, and payors.

“We are delighted to align with CMSA, the national leader in standards of practice for case managers,” says Edward Hu, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV, President of ACPA. “Physician advisors and case managers are most successful when we work together to ensure that patients receive the right services at the right time, to give patients the best chance of a great outcome.”

This alliance will provide enhanced opportunities for education and professional growth through shared vision and collaboration. The results will benefit members of both professional organizations.

CMSA national president, Mary McLaughlin-Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM stated, “Through this collaboration, the case management and physician advisor communities are now stronger. CMSA and ACPA are healthcare professionals working toward quality outcomes for patients, health care systems and health plans. This partnership is a positive solidification of the long standing relationship we have had with our physician advisors over the years and across the continuum of care. We’re so pleased to partner with ACPA and look forward to making a positive impact together.”

Look for additional information on this collaboration in the coming weeks on the CMSA and ACPA websites.

About ACPA:
ACPA was founded by a group of highly dedicated physician advisors in 2014 as a non-profit organization, with a mission to promote and expand the prominent role of the physician advisor in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment through education, certification, mentorship, and collaboration. ACPA sponsors the preeminent conference for physician advisors, the annual National Physician Advisor Conference. ACPA has quickly grown to over 600 members. Find out more at

About CMSA:
Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is the leading non-profit association dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management. CMSA serves more than 36,000 members, subscribers and participants, and over 80 local and international chapters through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and established standards to advance the profession. For more information, visit or follow CMSA on Twitter @CMSANational.