Soon to be released! The CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management (3rd ed.)

My esteemed co-editor/author Dr Hussein Tahan and I just wrapped up the last bit of work – the Index – this past week!  So much has gone into re-working the third edition but none of it would have been possible without the foresight of case management pioneer, Suzanne K. Powell. Suzanne had the vision and assembled the first edition published in 2000 (with Donna Ignatavicius) and carried through as she led the second edition in 2008 (with Hussein Tahan).

The latest edition advances professional case management practice even further, “This comprehensive, expertly-written guide provides those directly or indirectly involved in case management with information about best practices, descriptions of key terms, essential skills, and tools that fulfill the current Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) standards and requirements. Addressing the full spectrum of  healthcare professional roles and environments, this is both a crucial certification study guide and vital clinical resource for the case management professionals in all specialty areas, from students to veteran case managers” (Wolters Kluwer, 2016). Highlights of the new edition include:

  • NEW text boxes highlighting key information and vital practices in each chapter
  • NEW and updated Standards of Practice implications in each chapter
  • NEW and updated content on transitions of care, community-based care, care coordination, Value-Based Purchasing, ethics and social media, the impacts of health care reform, and digital technology
  • NEW and updated content on accreditation in case management
  • NEW chapter that lists key additional resources, by topic

This official publication of the Case Management Society of America, embeds the CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management directly within each chapter to demonstrate the applicability of the standards across the entire care continuum.


The 3rd edition will be available through Wolters Kluwer, Amazon, and other fine book sellers in August. If you wish to register for publication updates, feel free to visit Amazon’s page, here.

A limited number of advance print copies will be available at the CMSA Annual Conference and Expo held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles from June 21 – 23. There is a special post-con session the morning of June 24th from 8am-12pm to discuss the book and its importance in today’s high-stakes healthcare environment. Visit the CMSA Conference page for registration details. Hope to see you there!


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